Bill Condon is ready to take on a new monster of a project.
After the help of Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast” spin box office gold, the 61-year-old director was tapped to breathe new life into “Bride of Frankenstein.”
Universal Pictures announced on Monday that Condon’s remake will be hitting theaters in February 2019, making it the second film in the recently coined “Dark Universe” – series.
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Universal has long planned to draw on its library of classic monster characters for a run of movies. First, in the Dark Universe series this summer, “The Mummy” reboot, starring Tom Cruise Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe, which debuts in theatres on 9 June.
Future films like “The Invisible Man” with Johnny Depp as “Sample” with Javier Bardem.
“Bride of Frankenstein” originally premiered in 1935 with Boris Karloff as “The Monster” and Elsa Lanchester as “The Monster’s Mate.”
Earlier this year, Condon faced controversy when he told the UK’s Attitude Magazine about the character LeFou the experience of a “gay moment” in “beauty and the Beast.”
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“LeFou is someone who one day wants to Gaston and on another day want to kiss Gaston,” said Condon, according to the Telegraph. “He is confused about what he wants. It is someone who is just realizing he has these feelings.”
He added that the actor Josh Gad did an excellent job referring to LeFou’s sexuality in a smart way.
“…Josh [Gad] makes something very subtle and nice,” said Condon. “And that is what is the pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a beautiful, exclusive gay moment in a Disney movie.”
Walt Disney filed at the clerk’s office of the release of “Beauty and the Beast” in the predominantly Muslim Malaysia, even though the film censorship said that it was approved with a small cut, where the scene.
Condon later told Vulture that he was tired of the discussion about the fuss.
“I can only say, I’m kind of sick,” he explained to the publication. “Because you’ve seen the film — it is a great thing, and it is exaggerated.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.