I, Frankenstein has been given a firm release date and will play to movie audiences in both 2D and 3D versions, Deadline reported on Monday.
The film, based on the graphic novel by Underworld creator Kevin Grevioux, will open on January 24, 2014 and follows Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s creation as he becomes embroiled in a centuries-old war between two clans.
Earlier this year, we speculated that cast member Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) would be stepping into the role of the Frankenstein Monster.
Were we off on that one!
While we knew at the time Aaron Eckhart was attached, we didn’t see filmmakers casting him over Courtney considering the Monster role is usually a big hulking brute, definitely not attributes anyone could associate with Eckhart.
That’s apparently the route they’re going with it however.
In this version, the Frankenstein Monster has a non-threatening name (Adam), causing those of us not yet familiar with the graphic novel to wonder what Grevioux and screenwriter-director Stuart Beattie have up their sleeves.
Anyone familiar with Grevioux’s work — at least his Underworld series — knows he has a different way of looking at these classic creatures of the night.
(And it’s not altogether unwelcome.)
In I, Frankenstein, Grevioux will co-star as Dekar, according to IMDb.
While most of you may know him from his vivid comic book work, Grevioux has proven comfortable in front of the camera starring throughout the Underworld movies as Raze.
The I, Frankenstein film project is further proof Mary Shelley’s creation has picked up steam in the last year. Most recently, the surprisingly solid found footage horror film Frankenstein Theory hit DVD, Blu-ray, video on demand, and digital download.
Check the trailer here:
And scheduled to start filming this fall, fans of the classic novel can look forward to a new adaptation, this time told through the eyes of Igor, who may or may not be played by Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
Which of the new projects are you looking forward to? Also, have you read the graphic novel on which I, Frankenstein is based, and will you be watching in theaters next January?