One of the more exciting remake projects in the ever-growing pile of remakes is the Guillermo del Toro remake of the classic monster movie, Frankenstein — a remake that looks to be slowly moving toward finally getting made with the announcement that del Toro regular Doug Jones is going to be playing the giant resurrected monster man (Read: Ian McKellen & Others Officially Returning In Guillermo del Toro’s “˜The Hobbit’; “˜Frankenstein’ Casting Already Begun?). Now comes news that one of the first ever spinoff/sequels in Bride of Frankenstein (another project that’s been hovering around for a long time) is also moving forward again toward a remake treatment.
The movie, from Universal and Imagine Entertainment, is currently in looking into hiring Neil Burger to both write and direct the remake. Burger is best known for his job writing and directing the beautiful Edward Norton magician movie, The Illusionist. If Burger is officially signed, he and his writing partner Dirk Wittenborn would be the latest team to try and bring the movie to the big screen. Before this latest team has been pursued, American Splendor writers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini had a draft in place which had the Bride character brought to life in modern day New York (surely a romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon), and Jacob Estes, who’s working on the Spider-Man spinoff Venom, had a go as well.
Amazon has launched a bunch of great DVD deals to coincide with Valentine’s Day, including The Princess Bride and Groundhog Day for only $4.99 each (inconceivable! … inconceivable! … inconceivable! …).
There’s three separate noteworthy Valentine’s Day sales running right now. Here’s where I’m supposed to tell you to pick up a rom-com and snuggle up with your honey for this celebration of love … there, I said it. For those of you who aren’t into the whole love and romance thing, there’s also a “Bloody Valentine” sale with some classic horror favorites and their sequels.
Heart Pounding Romance Sale: Save up to 50% on Heart Pounding Romance Films like Overboard ($7.99), The Illusionist ($7.99), Say Anything ($7.99), Garden State ($7.99), as well as the aforementioned Princess Bride ($4.99), and more. Offer expires February 11, 2009.
Valentine’s Sale: Romantic DVDs: DVDs as low as $7.49, like 50 First Dates, Loverboy, 13 Going On 30 ($7.49), Sleepless In Seattle ($4.99), as well as the aforementioned Groundhog Day ($4.99), and more. Sale ends February 16.
My Bloody Valentine Sale Save up to 53% on horror DVDs likes Halloween ($6.99), Heathers ($6.99), Hellraiser ($6.99), Dawn of the Dead ($6.99), Children of the Corn ($6.99), and much more, including sequels. (Note, no end date was given for this sale at this time.)