Saturday, 8 October 2011

'I, Frankenstein' Enlists Eckhart In Lead Role

Aaron Eckhart
Total Film reveals that Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles) has been confirmed in the lead role of new film I, Frankenstein, a Lionsgate adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel. He will take the role of Adam, Frankenstein's monster who lives in the present day and finds himself caught up in a battle between two immortal races.

Director and writer Stuart Beattie described how the film adapts Mary Shelley's original Frankenstein character into a modern day film that will bring a new twist to the age old story: "Mary Shelley’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.". It certainly sounds as if they are trying to put a new spin on the story and it should be interesting to see what they have come up with.

Liongate's Joe Drake revealed the thinking behind the casting of Eckhart: "This story is all about what it means to be human, and there could be no more achingly human performance than the one
Aaron gave in our own Rabbit Hole. We are so excited to see what he will bring to this role."

Aaron Eckhart then appears to have impressed the guys at Liongate but I'm struggling to imagine him in the role. For me he will have to draw on his character from The Dark Knight to pull this one off.

Does I, Frankenstein sound like something you would go and see? Let us know your thoughts....


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