David Koepp writing new Bride Of Frankenstein

The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

As Universal continues to slowly build its plans for a classic monsters-based shared cinematic universe, the company is hiring more and more filmmakers to work on the linked projects. Established screenwriter and occasional director David Koepp is just the latest hire, signing on to script Bride Of Frankenstein.

We don’t yet know exactly what sort of spin the new film will be putting on the classic story of the woman created to serve as a mate for Frankenstein’s creature, as seen in James Whale’s 1935 sequel to the 1931 movie that introduced the monster based on Mary Shelley’s story.

With Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan overseeing the whole joined-up monster idea (Kurtzman is also developing the first planned film, a new take on The Mummy), the studio is trying to lure Angelina Jolie Pitt to star in and potentially direct the Bride film, and hiring a respected writer such as Koepp is surely a step towards that. He joins the likes of Jon Spaihts, Eric Heisserer and Fargo’s Noah Hawley.

Koepp might be busy trying to forget that he brought the world Mortdecai this year, but he also wrote the script for Ron Howard’s latest Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno, which arrives here in October next year.