“I really like those pictures of the 30s, the James Whale films, [and] Bride of Frankenstein I think is among the best movies of all time,” Feig described. “So I want that tone as these movies were very fun. They treated them but you know they were having a good deal of fun together, so there are a great deal of characters in them and funny side characters. That’s exactly what I need, I never wanted to make a horror film. I would like to make a monster movie that is true. “
It was recently reported that Oscar-nominated manufacturer Amy Pascal is considering resurrecting the studio’s long-in development The Bride of Frankenstein reboot.
The project, among many deviations from Universal’s now abandoned interconnected Dark Universe, has been in the works since September as the studio has started working on more standalone reboots of their classic monster roster. After offering minor upgrades over the past few months, Feig has shown that he has now completed two separate drafts of the film and that”it is one of my favourite scripts I’ve ever written.”
Paul Feig discusses evolution of Universal’s Dark Army
After chatting with ComingSoon.net last year about his vision for the Universal Classic Monster crossover film Dark Army, writer/director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor) has opened up to Collider with new information on the development of the project.
In describing the tone he’s seeking to encircle in the narrative, Feig says that while he’s”being very true to the traditional monster movie genre,” it won’t have the horror-tinge of Leigh Whannell’s acclaimed Invisible Man reboot, but more one of the milder nature of the first films.
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“Universal, they’re not quite sure what they’re doing ,” Feig explained. “Since Invisible Man did really well on a very micro budget, and my movie’s a bit more expensive than that. So I am hoping to God because I just absolutely love it we get to create it. I am so thrilled with it. ”
Feig’s recent writing and directing credits include A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters, Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids,The Office and the latest one the romance comedy Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, and Henry Golding, and the TV film Girls Code.
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