The “favor” movie – films made by a creative team that includes famous Hollywood actors, producers, and directors – is supposedly dying. One particular movie has not yet crossed the $1 million dollar mark at the box office, indicating that not many have been interested in seeing Angelina Jolie Pitt’s By the Sea.
This changes some of Universal Pictures’ tactics in “greenlighting the art house film,” but it can be assumed that they still want Pitt on board for their remake of The Bride of Frankenstein. Plans for the redo were first made public in 2009 with director Neil Burger (Divergent), producers Brian Grazer and Sean Daniel, and screenplay authors Burger and Dirk Wittenborn (The Lucky Ones) on board. Grazer is, presumably, still involved; confirmation about Burger’s involvement, though, has yet to be made.
The original movie Bride of Frankenstein from 1935 was directed by James Whale, and starred Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in the lead roles. The story is a mocking/humorous sequel to Frankenstein from 1931.