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In describing the tone he is seeking to encompass in the narrative, Feig says that while he is”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 among the lighter nature of the original movies.
It was recently reported that Oscar-nominated producer Amy Pascal is interested in resurrecting the studio’s long-in development The Bride of Frankenstein reboot.
“I love those pictures of the 30s, the James Whale movies, [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 seriously, but you also know they were having a good deal of fun together, so there are a great deal of extreme characters in them and funny side characters. That’s what I want, I never wanted to make a horror film. I want to make a true monster movie. “
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.
Feig’s recent writing and directing credits include A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters, Spy, The Heat, Bridesmaids,The Office and the most recent one the love comedy Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, and Henry Golding, and the TV film Girls Code.
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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 last few months, Feig has revealed that he’s now completed two different drafts of this movie which”it is one of my favourite scripts I have ever written.”
“Universal, they’re not quite sure what they’re doing right now,” Feig explained. “Since Invisible Man did really well on a really micro budget, and my movie’s a little more expensive than that. So I’m hoping to God we get to make it, because I just absolutely love it. I’m so thrilled with it. “