Get ready for a monster mash!
Universal has announced a series of reboots of its classic monster movies, dubbing it the "Dark Universe." The series begins with "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, and will feature crossovers between the monsters.
After "The Mummy," the next "Dark Universe" movie will be "Bride of Frankenstein," to be directed by Bill Condon ("Beauty and the Beast") and set for a February 2019 release.
"I'm very excited to bring a new 'Bride of Frankenstein' to life on screen, particularly since James Whale's original creation is still so potent," Condon said in a press release. "'The Bride of Frankenstein' remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that's a testament to Whale's masterpiece—which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made."
Universal's press release also confirmed that Johnny Depp will play the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein. It seems likely the latter will appear in "Bride of Frankenstein," but there's word on whether any of the stars of "The Mummy" will cross over.