Bill Condon in talks to helm 'Bride of Frankenstein' remake

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Director Bill Condon is in talks to helm "Bride of Frankenstein", a remake to the eponymous 1935 movie.

The "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) director might helm one of the movies set in Universal Monster Universe. 

The remake will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan with David Koepp writing the script, reports

In 1998, Condon helmed "Gods and Monsters", which followed the last days of James Whale, the director of the original "Bride of Frankenstein". The Ian McKellen starrer went on to bag an Oscar for Best Screenplay and earned nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Condon has films like "Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh", "Kinsey", "Dreamgirls", "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" and "The Fifth Estate" to his credit as director. 

He has also written an adapted screenplay for musical movie "Chicago", which earned him an Oscar nomination in 2002.