Yeah, my heart’s on my sleeve about this one. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business Blog, Universal is setting up a remake of Bride of Frankenstein. I know that I’m frequently a guy that urges you to wait until the work appears to judge it, but remaking one of the greatest horror classics of all time? Remaking a sequel that actually trumped its predecessor in terms of style and effect? And doesn’t anyone else remember the misfire that was the previous remake attempt starring Jennifer Beals and Sting, “The Bride”?
Granted, Universal has really been trying to get back in the monster-business lately. They’ve got “The Wolf Man” and a “Creature from the Black Lagoon” remake in the offing. There’s even been talk of a new Frankenstein, though whether its connected to the “Bride” remake or not, we don’t know. The bright spot here is that Dirk Wittenborn of “The Illusionist” will be at the helm.
So, ultimately, I guess it IS a wait and see proposition. But honestly, does every single film need to be remade? Can’t we just let some classics stay that way? Tell me, readers . . . what great movies should NEVER be remade?