gal gadot for bride of frankenstein

Gal Gadot could trade in her shield for a white gown and wig, if Bride of Frankenstein director Bill Condon gets his wish granted.

The classic monster movie remake and next entry into Universal’s so-called Dark Universe has been indefinitely delayed, and there’s nothing much for the team behind it to do except twiddle their thumbs and make casting suggestions in case stars Javier Bardem and Angelina Jolie leave the project. And Condon’s number one backup pick is Wonder Woman herself.

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Bride of Frankenstein

Well, that was quick. Days after director Bill Condon confirmed that pre-production on Bride of Frankenstein (the next film in the burgeoning “Dark Universe” series) was still on, Universal has announced that work has halted on the project. Is this the end of the Dark Universe?

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Bride of Frankenstein remake

Boy, they’re really still going to do this, huh?

After the less-than-kind reaction to The Mummy, featuring Tom Cruise and nothing even close to a coherent script, it seemed as if Universal’s Dark Universe – an attempt to turn their classic Monsters characters into the stars of their own MCU – might be DOA. But apparently not! Like an undead creature, the Dark Universe lumbers on, in search of fresh blood. Bill Condon, who will helm the next film in the series, Bride of Frankenstein, revealed some new information regarding Universal’s latest horror remakes. Read Bill Condon’s Bride Of Frankenstein remake details below.

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Maleficent 2 director

Three years after Disney released Maleficent, a live-action exploration of the horned villain of their animated classic Sleeping Beauty, the studio is moving full steam ahead on a sequel. Angelina Jolie is set to return as the title character, and now a new report says that Disney is looking to keep things in the family when it comes to a director: they’re in talks with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-director Joachim Rønning to take the reins of Maleficent 2.
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Justice League Dark

What do Maleficent 2 and Justice League Dark have in common beyond an interest in the fantastical and supernatural? Well, they both just reminded us of their very existence because their respective studios have hired new writers to tackle their screenplays. Someday, these movies could exist. Maybe!

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first they killed my father trailer

Angelina Jolie is continuing her rise as a prestigious director with First They Killed My Father, the harrowing true story of a Cambodian girl who is forced to become a child soldier under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s.

Based on the memoir of the same name, First They Killed My Father is about Loung Ung, who also penned the screenplay for the film along with Jolie. The film is being released by Netflix, but will also premiere in theaters.

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Angelina Jolie in by the Sea

Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express remake has a long way to go if it hopes to catch up to the star power of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version, which featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. But getting Angelina Jolie on board is probably a good place to start. The actress has reportedly entered early talks to join Kenneth Branagh, who will both star in and direct the mystery.  Read More »

Bride of Frankenstein

Universal’s Bride of Frankenstein reboot is slowly but surely making its way down the aisle. Spider-Man and Jurassic Park writer David Koepp has just been set to direct the new movie, which the studio is still hoping Angelina Jolie will direct and star in. Learn more about the new Bride of Frankenstein writer after the jump.  Read More »

kung fu panda 3 clip

Kung Fu Panda 3 is only two months away from release and you know what that means – a whole new collection of “Pandas are fat!” jokes. Which is perfectly fine, if fat pandas doing fat panda things is your idea of great comedy. There are definitely some of you out there since they’ve made three of these things.

As we’ve seen in the previous trailers, the third film in DreamWorks Animation’s series will find Jack Black‘s unlikely (because he’s a fat panda) kung fu master reuniting with his long-lost fat panda father, returning to his ancestral fat panda home, and training his fat panda brethren how to kung fu so they can stop an evil villain who is surely going to underestimate an army of fat pandas. A new clip from the film has arrived online and it contains no shortage of fat panda jokes. Hey, if the formula isn’t broken…

Watch the new Kung Fu Panda 3 clip after the jump.

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angelina jolie for the bride of frankenstein

By the Sea is bombing at the box-office. Angelina Jolie‘s third directorial effort wasn’t as expensive to make as Unbroken, but it’s still a considerable loss of around $40 million for Universal. After its financial failure, it sounds like the studio wants to bring the actress and director back to more audience-friendly fare.

Read more about Universal’s hope for Angelina Jolie For The Bride of Frankenstein and Wanted 2 after the jump.

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