Thriller 'I, Frankenstein' Takes the Monster in a New Direction

The upcoming movie 'I, Frankenstein,' updates Mary Shelley's monster, giving him a new look and putting him in a modern-day setting.

In the upcoming thriller I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as Frankenstein's creature (Adam), the classic monster is involved in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans. In this fantasy, which has been described as a modern-day dystopia, gargoyles and demons fight each other to uncover the secret of Adam's immortality. The film is based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, who is also known for the Underworld series. Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean) wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, which is due in theaters Jan. 24, 2014.

I, Frankenstein explores conceptions of good and evil, and also shows Adam's search for love and his purpose in life.

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In the upcoming thriller I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart as Frankenstein's creature (Adam), the classic monster is involved in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans. In this fantasy, which has been described as a modern-day dystopia, gargoyles and demons fight each other to uncover the secret of Adam's immortality. The film is based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, who is also known for the Underworld series. Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean) wrote the screenplay and directed the movie, which is due in theaters Jan. 24, 2014.

I, Frankenstein explores conceptions of good and evil, and also shows Adam's search for love and his purpose in life.

Although the story is primarily set in modern times, fans of the original Mary Shelley novel will be pleased with the flashbacks to Adam's conception, hundreds of years before. Although his character is similar to the novel's depiction, Adam's physical appearance differs from what fans may expect. His scars and physical defects have healed over the years, resulting in a much more polished-looking monster.

The cast also features Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I), Aden Young as Dr. Frankenstein, and sexy Yvonne Strahovski (Hannah in Dexter), who plays scientist Terra, one of only two humans in the film.

 


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