In one of the more interesting studio moves, Universal is going to let American Splendor directors-writers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini to write and direct the remake of the Bride of Frankenstein. According to Variety, the film will be "set in contemporary Gotham, centered on a young woman attending college. After being haunted by someone else's memories, she gradually discovers that she died and was then unnaturally brought back to life." Oscar nominated last week for American Splendor's screenplay, in choosing Berman and Pulcini, it shows studios realize that not all video music directors should have a lock on big studio pictures (McG, we're talking to you). Of course, the recent genesis of arthouse directors being given the reins for big studio projects started with Tim Burton's successful Batman. While Ang Lee has been criticized for making the Hulk too esoteric, Sam Raimi's instincts on Spiderman were gold, at least box office wise.

Gothamist on American Splendor.