It’s been twelve years since Haley Joel Osment saw dead people in The Sixth Sense and now he’s returning to the screen with the sole intention of bringing the dead to life.
Osment has signed on to star in Wake The Dead a film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” classic.
The movie is based on Steven Niles’ Frankenstein-theme graphic novels and directed by Ladder 49 director Jay Russell. Osment will play Victor Franklin, a college student who experiments with the limits of human death.
Osment also stars in Sassy Pants a comedy that will show off his talents to an entirely different type of demographic.
Osment hasn’t disappeared completely over the last eight years, he has been doing voice work for the Kingdom Hearts video game series, while working towards a film degree at NYU which he earned before making his return to big budget films.
The last blockbuster we saw Osment appear in was Steven Spielberg’s AI which grossed hundreds of millions of dollars, it looks like Hollywood is ready to take their chances on that type of draw again now that Osment has aged with a good head on his shoulders.
Are you willing to watch a grown up Osment in a new blockbuster?