Dark Universe Adding Hunchback of Notre Dame & Phantom of the Opera

Dark Universe was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan (The Fate of the Furious). "And I love that and I think Bill is going to do something incredible with that".

The creatives will reportedly achieve this through scribe David Koepp's "brilliant script" that features "a very unique structure and a central relationship" true to what Kurtzman feels people love about the original Bride of Frankenstein. It's not like she has long monologues, it's not like you get to know her character, it's not like she goes out into the world. She's certainly been remembered for her iconic look. Articles have been written, there's Halloween costumes. It might be something we subvert in our film. "I think that digging into deep mythologies about monsters around the world is fair game for us, as well and connecting the monsters that we know to some surprising monsters could also be really interesting". While many associate the term "shared cinematic universe" with the super-hero studios, throughout the 1920s to the 1950s, Universal Studios created what was known as "Universal Monsters" or "Universal Horror". While I adore James Whale's original movie, I definitely think there's room for a remake in terms of exploring the character in a way that hasn't been done before. It's truly a unusual movie, and the Bride doesn't appear until the end of the film, and she's been built to be Frankenstein's mate and takes one look at him and rejects him immediately. Pop culture has done a fine job of filling in the blanks over the decades, but no film has defined her in the way that Boris Karloff defined her counterpart in his appearances. According to Kurtzman, the Bride of Frankenstein reboot won't focus on the title monster serving another man. It's also a little odd because even though Bride of Frankenstein is incredible, the titular character plays a minor (but memorable) role in the overall plot. Anything beyond that is speculation at this point.

Dark Universe is reportedly growing even larger.

  • Julie Sanders