Aaron Eckhart to star in 'I, Frankenstein'

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Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight‘s Harvey Dent, has been cast as Adam Frankenstein in I, Frankenstein, writer-director Stuart Beattie’s adaptation of Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, has survived to present day thanks to a genetic quirk in his creation. He arrives at a gothic metropolis and finds himself caught in an epic war between two immortal clans. “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human,” Beattie said in the announcement. Lionsgate will distribute the film in the U.S., while Lakeshore Entertainment will handle international sales and E1/Hopscotch will distribute in Beattie’s native Australia.

The film begins shooting in Jan. 2012 for a Feb. 22, 2013 release. Beattie helped develop the story for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and his writing credits include Collateral, Derailed, 30 Days of Night, Australia, and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. He made his directorial debut with the 2010 Aussie flick Tomorrow, When the War Began.

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Comments (9 total) Add your comment
  • UGH

    WTF?
    It sounds like Underworld meets Frankenstein.
    Peter Dinklage as Igor.

    • Lisa g.

      Wgaf! The only Aaron that matters is Aaron CARTER!,

      • ^

        Aaron Paul!

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  • KCVKC

    Both he and Thomas Jane need to play brothers in something together.

  • Cole Klapman

    Aaron Eckhart is blowing up right now. He was so slick in Thank You for Smoking and put Tommy Lee Jones to shame as Two Face. I can’t wait to see his take on this classic Hollywood monster.

  • Iona

    That’s not how you spell Shelley btw.

  • Scott

    KVCKC, Eckhart and Thomas Jane were in the movie Thursday together and were really cool, great movie, if you havent seen it check it out!

  • Clete

    I though Frankenstein had survived…as Donald Trump.

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