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· Universal and Imagine have thrown 1000 volts into a remake of Bride of Frankenstein, unconcerned that today's audiences might be slightly too young to remember the 75-year-old original. Neil Burger (The Illusionist) is in talks to write and direct the update, whose central concept is being kept under wraps. I hope he makes some attempt to adhere to the James Whale-directed original, and doesn't relent to the studio's insistence that he bridge "audience gender quadrants" with the "ultimate horror romcom," Bride of Frankenstein Vs. Bridezilla. [THR]

Coming up in Hollywood Ink: The ax falls on MySpace. A demon in Rhode Island. Jason Sudeikis one step closer to movie stardom.

· Showtime has given Tracey Ullman's State of the Union a third-season pickup. WTG T.U.! [Variety]

· MySpace, the Rupert Murdoch-owned social networking site that mainly now functions as a broadcast tower for Courtney Love's jumbled raw mind-feed, has laid off 30% of its staff, or 420 people. News Corp. digital media czar Jonathan Miller said the company was "too big," and explained the new, leaner MySpace will be as ergonomic, delicious, and easy to dive into as a stack of Pringles in a vacuum-sealed canister. [Variety]

· Summit snatched a pitch for Conjuring, from Whiteout screenwriting siblings Chad and Carey Hayes, which includes the life rights to Rhode Island's Perron family, whose experience with "ghosts and demonic possession" are the basis for the film. Funny, you'd think a Beelzebub possession in Rhode Island -- even a mild one -- would at least make the R.I. Providence Journal's News in Brief section. Doesn't appear to be the case. [Variety]

· Jason Sudeikis was cast in Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler my-ex-is-a-bounty-hunter comedy, Bounty Hunter. [THR]



Comments

  • Furious D says:

    1. Bride of Frankenstein is made much easier thanks to E-Harmony.
    2. Tracey Ullman has a show?
    3. The cuts were just to make sure that another Tila Tequila doesn't pop up there.
    4. Everyone in Rhode Island has been possessed at least once.
    5. Jennifer Aniston is on the hunt for a film people will actually pay to see.

  • Michael A says:

    Wasn't a Bride remake going to be done by the American Splendor team about four years ago? That went nowhere. Here's hoping this attempt similarly fizzes out. It's a classic, people, and you don't mess with them. Especially if Neil Burger has a say and that say is "Get me Jessica Biel!"

  • FrancoisTrueFaux says:

    This Bride of Frankenstein remake has Megan Fox written all over it.

    Wait--was the bride also a mindless monster? I can't remember.

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