Universal’s next monster movie to film in UK
Universal’s series of horror reboots is set to continue with Bride of Frankenstein, now currently preparing for an early 2018 shoot in the UK.
Bill Condon, director of Beauty and the Beast, will helm the film, which was previously described by Universal chairman Donna Langley as the "story of a very modern woman in a very classic tale."
The film is the next in the planned shared universe franchise from the American studio giant, which will see the revival of classic monster characters interconnected in a series of films that are being branded collectively as Dark Universe.
Universal launched the canon with The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, which shot in the UK last year. There are plans for several more features to follow featuring well-known characters from Universal's iconic horror archive, including The Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll.
Bride of Frankenstein is one of many big-budget feature films setting up in the UK. Statistics from the BFI showed that inward investment in Q1 of this year hit an all-time high for film production.
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Bill Condon photo via Getty Images Ent/Mike Coppola.