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Universal hopes that Angelina Jolie will portray an iconic Universal Monster

11.23.2015

Angelina Jolie's latest directorial outing, BY THE SEA, could stand to lose Universal as much as $40 million, but despite that rather considerable loss, the studio is hoping to keep Angelina Jolie in the Universal family. In fact, that was what they had planned from the very moment the deal for BY THE SEA was struck.

Today THR published an article titled "Will 'By the Sea' Kill Hollywood "Favor" Movies?" in which they describle BY THE SEA as a favour movie, as in "we'll invest in your film if you do one of ours." Now that BY THE SEA has failed to generate much critical or commercial interest, Universal may be looking to call in that favour. According to THR, the studio is hoping that by backing Jolie's latest effort that she'll hopefully be more agreeable to starring in one of their larger more audience friendly films, namely, taking the lead in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, part of their new shared universe consisting of their famous Universal Monsters. THR mentions that another option would be a sequel to 2008's WANTED, which Universal has been trying to get off the ground for some time.

Who knows whether Angelina Jolie will take either of those options, but it's certainly some interesting casting to consider. I've loved the Universal Monster films from the moment I first saw them, but Universal's plan to build a shared universe around those iconic characters still doesn't fill me with hope that the studio knows what made those films great in the first place.

Source: THR

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6:01AM on 11/24/2015
Oh, I do hope she gets a chance to put on a FUCKING TERRIBLE ACCENT for this.
Oh, I do hope she gets a chance to put on a FUCKING TERRIBLE ACCENT for this.
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5:14AM on 11/24/2015
For some reason I figured The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
For some reason I figured The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
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10:15PM on 11/23/2015
It's funny, even before I read the article I knew it would the Bride of Frankenstein. Of course I suppose that's because there aren't too many iconic female monsters from that era. I think she would be a great choice.
It's funny, even before I read the article I knew it would the Bride of Frankenstein. Of course I suppose that's because there aren't too many iconic female monsters from that era. I think she would be a great choice.
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8:01PM on 11/23/2015

I can only hope there are a couple more failures....

and Universal can get this stupid idea out of their heads. NO ONE is clamoring for a superhero pic pitting Dracula, the wolf man and Frankenstein's monster (or his wife) against the hordes of evil. It's an idiotic plan and needs to go away.

and Universal can get this stupid idea out of their heads. NO ONE is clamoring for a superhero pic pitting Dracula, the wolf man and Frankenstein's monster (or his wife) against the hordes of evil. It's an idiotic plan and needs to go away.

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8:33PM on 11/23/2015
While I don't have much hope of how well this will turn out based on what they've said they wanna do and what we've seen so far but the idea of having these iconic monsters isn't new. It could work if done properly by sticking to its roots in horror. Heck even Monster Squad worked.
While I don't have much hope of how well this will turn out based on what they've said they wanna do and what we've seen so far but the idea of having these iconic monsters isn't new. It could work if done properly by sticking to its roots in horror. Heck even Monster Squad worked.
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7:55PM on 11/23/2015
Didn't they learn anything from the email scandal? How much more money can Hollywood fling at this woman?!
Didn't they learn anything from the email scandal? How much more money can Hollywood fling at this woman?!
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7:36PM on 11/23/2015
I'd definitely be down for her being cast as the Bride of Frankenstein and joining the iconic shared monster universe with Evans as Dracula.
I'd definitely be down for her being cast as the Bride of Frankenstein and joining the iconic shared monster universe with Evans as Dracula.
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