The Bride Of Frankenstein | Maggie Gyllenhaal’s movie finds deal

The Bride Of Frankenstein
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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Bride Of Frankenstein, which was shelved by Netflix back in August, is reportedly about to be snapped up by Warner Bros.

A few months ago, we reported on the story that claimed Maggie Gyllenhaal was set to follow up her impressive directorial debut, 2021’s The Lost Daughter, with a reimagining of the classic horror,The Bride Of Frankenstein. However, almost as quickly as the story surfaced, fresh news emerged that Netflix had pulled the plug on the project.

Like many studios, the streaming giant has seemingly used the ongoing strikes as a way to end projects and relationships that, for whatever reason, it doesn’t want to move forward with. Gyllenhaal’s Bride of Frankenstein film was one of them.

At the time, though, it was suggested that the project was still alive and searching for a new studio to back it. Happily, that seems to have happened with World of Reel claiming that Warner Bros is about to sign a deal to bring Gyllenhaal and her project into the fold.

We can’t help wondering if Netflix will regret this one. The Lost Daughter picked up a lot of critical praise, including three Oscar nods – and if the buzz is accurate, Gyllenhaal has assembled quite the cast for The Bride, including Penélope Cruz in the title role, Christian Bale as Victor Frankenstein and Peter Saarsgard (who also featured in The Lost Daughter).

According to the outlet, production is slated to begin in March of next year and the the project has a production budget of $80m. Interestingly, that’s just a month after Guillermo del Toro’s own Frankenstein project for Netflix is supposed to go in front of the cameras.

As with Pinocchio, the Mexican filmmaker could one again find himself releasing a movie for Netflix that goes head-to-head with a rival film featuring exactly the same iconic characters. With Pinocchio, del Toro pretty clearly came out on top. But should the same happen again, who knows? It will certainly be interesting to see.

We’ll bring you more on The Bride as we hear it.

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