The Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American science fiction horror film and the first sequel to 1931 film Frankenstein .
It is regarded as the best sequel in the history of the cinema ,it was directed by James Whales.
The sequel features Elsa Lanchester.
Uniqueness of the Bride
Unlike many movie monster movies , Frankenstein was not based on a classic novel or story.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein did not have actual creation of a bride, but when Victor Frankenstein is asked or say forced to create a female companion for him.
In the book he starts to create it but later on he abandons it, leaving the bride incomplete andlonely.
Bride of Frankenstein revolves around the world where nothing is significant she may or may not be made,
Even in the movie directed by James Whale, Elsa Lanchester’s being the Bride doesn’t appear in the movie during the whole show there is just thelittle part at the end of the movie which comprises of a total ten minutes which is not acceptable in any way possible.
She has a very little screen time even though it brings out a whole new concept.
Moving on the whole new movie especially dedicated to the Bride of Frankenstein is a revolution itself, since all the reduced scenes in the movie can now result in a few separate movie for the bride, which is indeed a very good thing.
The Bride of Frankenstein
The remakes of the various universally loved films have been quite successful at the box office, they have
received love all over again, films like Beauty and the Beast , Mulan(release delayed due to the ongoing
pandemic) and many other movies like these have flourished in the world of cinema.
In a recent update it was confirmed that the director of Beauty and the Beast is recreating the Bride of
Frankenstein where Angelina Jolie will be portraying the woman who is Frankenstein’s mate that is resurrected.
Recently there is an update that the writer David Koepp, of Jurassic Park, The Mummy (2017) , Spider Man(2002) etc has been roped in for recreating the Bride of Frankenstein
David Koepp recently updated,
I just gave Universal a new draft about a month ago and they seem to really like it and they’re talking to directors. It’s become the story of how are we extending our lives; can we create life, can we cheat death? It only gets more and more relevant over time. The big life extension work right now that’s being out in Silicon Valley is overwhelming, impressive and scary, and I feel like a present day version of that is begging to be made. The other thing is she is a woman who is not created but resurrected, and certain people feel ownership over her, and that almost too relevant today in the era of #metoo. What are her rights as a person, the person that exists, if you were dead? There are a lot of really interesting questions that are raised.
Reed is an American cinematographer and director who is also the first woman ever to have won the Emmy and
the Directors Guild Award for directing a drama series in the same year.
Reed Morano has been famous for her lot of good work for example , Frozen River(2008), Kill Your
Darlings(2013),The Skeleton Twins (2014) and also the very famous , The Rhythm Section.
The Rhythm Section(2020) is a complete Woman-centered movie starring Blake Lively , it is a mixture of action-
thriller based drama, it was a tragic tale of Stephanie Patrick(Blake Lively) who experiences an ill fate and it is
another reason why would like Reed Morano to direct the Bride of Frankenstein because it might as well
portray a story of a woman, which might be perfectly directed by Reed.
Not only Rhythm Section , Reed Morano is also famous for directing the first three episodes of Hulu‘s The Handmaid’s Tale, for which she won an Emmy Award.
Mary Harron is a Canadian filmmaker and director.
She has gained recognition by directing and writing various films and have made their names,some of the famous movies are as follows:
- I Shot Andy Warhol(1996)
- American Psycho(2000)
- The Notorious Page(2005)
- The Moth Diaries(2011)|
American Psycho was very successful film starring Christian Bayle as the main protagonist ,Patrick Bateman,
Although American Psycho was criticized for its violence against women, Harron and Turner made decisions to
project the female influence on this adaption.
Mary Harron co-wrote American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page with Guinevere Turner.
She has been called a feminist filmmaker but she has denied this title,I think she might be perfect for recreating
The Bride of Frankenstein since she has experience in many women centered films and also has her own
perspective towards understanding the woman protagonist’s mindset.
Fede Alvarez is a Uruguayan filmmaker who is famous for directing the women lead horror flicks like Don’t
Breathe (2016) and the reboot of Evil Dead(2013) ,he has also created the Uruguayan film The Girl in the Spider’s
Web (2018) because of which he has made his name in the horror genre and has become few of the distinguished horror genre directors.
Fede Alvarez will add a bit of a horror genre if he directs The Bride of Frankenstein,
which is after all a much required part in this film since it is a science fiction horror movie , it will be good to watch it being directed by Fede Alvarez.
4)Ana Lily Amirpour
Ana Lily Amirpour is a persion American-Iranian film director, screenwriter, producer and actress. She is best
known for her debut feature film The Girl walks home alone at night, she is self-described as “the first Iranian
vampire spaghetti western” which first released in 2014 and which was based on a previous short film that she
wrote and directed, which won Best Short Film at the 2012 Noor Iranian Film Festival.
With movies like Blood moon and Castle Rock and Legion she has continued to win over the horror flicks and has made her own name in directing this genre movies.
Amirpour suffers from 30% hearing loss which she relates to the less dialogues in her films,she was recently roped up for recreating Cliffhanger in 2019.
She might as well be the best choice for directing The Bride of Frankenstein, since she has a queer sense of wit which will go very well with the theme of the film.
The Bride of Frankenstein also requires the same quick wit quirkiness like Ana Lily Amirpour owns.
Angelina Jolie might as well be the best choice to play the part of The Bride of Frankenstein, she was even
roped in for the lead part of the film well after Maleficent she might as well be the best person to play the part of The Bride of Frankenstein .
But she should also be considered to direct the film,
We have loved her as an actress so it will be quite intriguing to see her more in the monster laden films just like
Maleficent, since she has been in this for such a long time and has also directed some flicks like
- First they killed my father
- By the sea(2015)
- A place in time
so it will be very good seeing her both act and direct in the film The Bride of Frankenstein .
The Bride of Frankenstein can be a complete queer package of quirky thriller science fiction drama movie,
which can be unique in every aspect and might as well be the most unique monster film created by the
Universal,since people nowadays are more into science fiction and horror genre this film can bring out a
complete new genre for them , moreover it will also be a women centered film that to the woman character that
had to face a lot of jeopardy during its debut movie, the whole new separate movie for the character will only add up to the movie franchise fans.