While we wait for Universal to bring the Bride of Frankenstein back to life, Variety reports tonight that Scarlett Johansson is on board to star in and produce a sci-fi movie titled Bride for Apple TV+ and A24, which sounds like it’s cut from a very similar cloth.
Here’s the plot rundown….
“Bride is the story of a woman created to be an ideal wife — the singular obsession of a brilliant entrepreneur. When she rejects her creator, she’s forced to flee her confined existence, confronting a world that sees her as a monster. While on the run she finds her true identity, her surprising power, and the strength to remake herself as her own creation.”
Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) is directing Bride.
Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo are scripting with Lelio.
UPDATE: In a statement to THR, Johansson seems to indicate that this is very much intended to be a Bride of Frankenstein movie, though weirdly without Universal’s involvement.
She told the site, “It is long overdue for Bride to step out of the shadow of her male counterpart and stand alone. Working alongside Rebecca Angelo and Lauren Schuker Blum, Sebastian and I are extremely excited to emancipate this classic anti-heroine and reanimate her story to reflect the change we see today.”