Two actors from The Dark Knight should reunite for the Netflix remake of Bride of Frankenstein.
Since Universal’s iconic 1931 adaptation of Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, the famous creature has known many faces. Of the mad Shakespearian resurrection of Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh, lukewarm Doctor Frankenstein passing through the Son, Ghost and others House of FrankensteinMary Shelley’s novel was a endless source of inspiration for lovers of fantasy and horror.
Soon, it is the prodigy Yorgos Lanthimos who will attack the myth with Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe (in a imitation role of Doctor Frankenstein as shown in the image of one) in the delirious poor creatures taken from the eponymous novel parodying the famous book. And he’s not the only one who had the idea to revisit it since Netflix intends to do a remake of Bride of Frankenstein (1935), with a super director and a renowned actor.
Elsa Lanchester, iconic in the role of the Bride in 1935
Indeed, according to World of Real (via Production Weekly), the streaming giant would have attached the services of Maggie Gyllenhaal to direct the remake from the famous 1935 film. And since good news was not enough, Christian Bale would also be in the game. This would therefore sign the reunion of the two artists, after they shared the poster of The Dark Knight in 2008. We also learned that Peter Sarsgaard (The Batman), the director’s husband, would also be part of the project.
On the other hand, we do not yet know what role the interpreter of the Batman of Christopher Nolan, but his screen presence is rarely bad news. The project promises to be all the more intriguing as Maggie Gyllenhaal demonstrated a certain talent with his first realizationTHE outstanding The Lost Daughter. The film also earned the actress-director an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay and the prize for best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival in 2021.
We are in any case very curious to see the reunion of the two artists, who showed a beautiful chemistry during their previous collaboration, moreover to revisit Bride of Frankenstein. The iconic character has indeed not attracted the same bulimia for adaptations and remakes as the famous creature and its countless iterations.
This is all the more true since Netflix also has a new version of the novel in the works, carried by the master of the genre Guillermo del Toro, with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth in the distribution of a project whose director dream since childhood. One thing is therefore certain, we have not finished hearing about the myth of Frankensteinwith three projects which all promise to be more exciting than the other.