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For the titular character, see Elizabeth Frankenstein.

Bride of Frankenstein is an upcoming film, and an upcoming installment in the Dark Universe.[1] Directed by Bill Condon,[1] Bride of Frankenstein stars Javier Bardem.[2]

Bride of Frankenstein was intended to be released in the United States at an unknown date, but the film was put on hold following the critical and commercial failure of The Mummy.


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"I'm very excited to bring a new Bride of Frankenstein to life on screen, particularly since James Whale's original creation is still so potent. The Bride of Frankenstein remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that's a testament to Whale's masterpiece—which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made."
Bill Condon[src]

On May 22, 2017, Bride of Frankenstein was announced to be the second film in the Dark Universe. Also revealed were Bill Condon as director, Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan as producers, and David Koepp as the writer. Condon revealed that the actress chosen to play the titular monster would be revealed soon.[1] Additionally, on that same day, Javier Bardem was confirmed to join the cast as Frankenstein's monster.[2]

On October 5, 2017, it was announced that the film's February 14, 2019, release date had been scrapped. The reason given was that both director Bill Condon and writer David Koepp expressed desires to have more time to develop the screenplay.[3] This, along with the report that Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan had left Universal, led to reports that Universal Pictures had scrapped their plans for the Dark Universe.[4] However, in January 2018, a production team for the film was assembled, consisting of cinematographer Tobias A. Schliessler, production designer Sarah Greenwood, composer Carter Burwell, and costume designer Jacqueline Durran. It was also reported that the franchise was eyeing Gal Godot for the lead role.[5]

In November 2019, Condon reflected on the proposed Bride of Frankenstein remake not entering production.[6] He stated: "That was a heartbreaker, really [...] the simplest way to say it is that I think The Mummy, and not to say anything against the movie, but the fact that that hadn't worked for them and it was the beginning of this whole reinvention of their monsters gave them cold feet at the end of the day. Because David Koepp was writing the script, I thought it was unbelievably good, and we were on the verge of making a really beautiful movie, I thought. So that was a shame." He also noted his uncertainty regarding his ability to publicly discuss the project "because [Koepp], I think, is still involved in figuring out the new approach [...] The movie that we started was devised as a great big movie, and at the end of the day, probably these movies should be smaller."[7]

On February 11,2020, Amy Pascal in her interview at Variety stated that she and John Krasinski would be interested to green lit in reimagining the Bride of Frankenstein and that she hope that David Koepp and Sam Raimi would take part in that project [8][9]


Bride of Frankenstein was originally to be intended to be released in the United States at an unknown date.

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Dark Universe [ve]
Films The MummyThe Invisible ManBride of Frankenstein (unreleased)Dark Army (unreleased)Renfield (unreleased)The Invisible Woman (unreleased)Monster Mash (unreleased)

Confirmed but untitled films: Frankenstein (unreleased)

Untitled films: Creature from the Black LagoonVan HelsingThe Wolf ManDraculaThe Phantom of the OperaThe Hunchback of Notre Dame

Comics and manga The Mummy: Dark Stories
Video games The Mummy: Prodigium StrikeThe Mummy: Dark Universe StoriesThe Mummy Demastered
Live attractions The Mummy Escape GameThe Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience
Soundtracks The MummyThe Invisible Man
See also Dark Universe (film studio)Minor CharactersMonstersMonsters LegacyTimelineUniversal Pictures
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