Aaron Eckhart will tackle the role of "Adam Frankenstein" in I, FRANKENSTEIN, the Stuart Beattie-directed adaptation of the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel of the same name. Beattie (COLLATERAL, G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA) also wrote the screenplay.
The synopsis for the film: I, FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein's creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
Production on I, FRANKENSTEIN begins this coming January in Australia. Lakeshore Entertainment (the UNDERWORLD series), Hopscotch Features and Lionsgate are producing, with Lionsgate set to distribute the film in the U.S. on FEBRUARY 22, 2013.
Stuart Beattie said about the project, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”
“We’ve tremendously enjoyed making our UNDERWORLD franchise films and we are looking forward to working with Stuart and our partners at Hopscotch and Lionsgate to create a new world for a legendary character,” said Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, adding “We know that Aaron, with his proven range, depth and intelligence, is going to make an iconic ADAM."