BRIDE REMAKE IS ALIVE!
American Splendor team Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are in talks to rewrite and direct a remake of Bride of Frankenstein for Universal Pictures, produced by Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer. Variety says Berman and Pulcini join the project with a mandate to re-imagine the 1935 Universal horror film, originally helmed by James Whale starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in the title role.
Berman and Pulcini would start from scratch and script a character-driven horror film more akin to Rosemary's Baby. Their concept for 'Bride' is set in contemporary Gotham, centered on a young woman attending college. After being haunted by someone else's memories, she gradually discovers that she died and was then unnaturally brought back to life.
There will be no connection between this film and the studio's Van Helsing, due out May 7, though the Frankenstein character makes an appearance in that film.
The duo have also written Family Planning at New Line, which they are attached to direct, and Brother Sam at Universal with Tom Shadyac attached to direct.
Courtesy of Coming Soon