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Aaron Eckhart to star as Frankenstein's monster in a modern re-telling

Oct. 7, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Lionsgate is moving forward on its long-planned I, FRANKENSTEIN project, today announcing that they've signed Aaron Eckhart to star as Frankeinstein's monster in the film. Hey, if SNOW WHITE can get to "re-imaginings" then Frankenstein can at least get one...

In the film, Eckhart will star as Adam Frankenstein, the classic monster who has survived to modern day due to a genetic quirk. As he struggles to survive in a "dark, gothic metropolis," he finds himself caught in a war between two immortal clans. The film, according to producer Kevin Grevioux, will "make [Frankenstein] more of a cool action hero." (Yes, you just read that correctly.)

Stuart Beattie, a guy probably best known for his GI JOE and COLLATERAL scripts, will be directing the film for Lionsgate and Lakeshore. And if Grevioux's name sounds familiar it's because he co-created the UNDERWORLD universe, something this I, FRANKENSTEIN film seems very similar to (in addition to Frankenstein, the film will reportedly also feature vampires, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Hunchback of Notre Dame all battling each other).

As far as what this Frankenstein will look like, we know one thing - it won't have the classic neck bolts. That's one part of the design that's trademarked to Universal's monsters (the character itself is in the public domain).

Filming on the project is expected to begin this January in Australia with a February 2013 release date planned.

Source: JoBlo.com

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3:01AM on 10/09/2011

Well, damn.

I was excited because I thought this might have been an article about Guillermo Del Toro's Frankenstein flick. Then I read it.
Now I'm sad.
I was excited because I thought this might have been an article about Guillermo Del Toro's Frankenstein flick. Then I read it.
Now I'm sad.
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12:22AM on 10/09/2011
If it's anything like that picture, I'm in!
If it's anything like that picture, I'm in!
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9:09PM on 10/08/2011
Frankenstein, Vampires, Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde, the Notre Dame...
Oh My God, they're remaking Van Helsing!
Frankenstein, Vampires, Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde, the Notre Dame...
Oh My God, they're remaking Van Helsing!
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1:27AM on 10/08/2011
lol.
lol.
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11:42PM on 10/07/2011

Hrm

To be honest this version sounds more in tune with Mary Shelly's "monster". In the book he was intelligent, agile and super-human...not some blathering twit with brute strength.
To be honest this version sounds more in tune with Mary Shelly's "monster". In the book he was intelligent, agile and super-human...not some blathering twit with brute strength.
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8:59PM on 10/07/2011
What's wrong with making Adam Frankenstein an action hero. Movies could use more Jewish heroes.
What's wrong with making Adam Frankenstein an action hero. Movies could use more Jewish heroes.
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5:59PM on 10/07/2011
Just... no.
Just... no.
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5:58PM on 10/07/2011

this isn't frankenstein

i have read the original book, call this whatever you'd like, but this is not a "modern re-telling" of Frankenstein
i have read the original book, call this whatever you'd like, but this is not a "modern re-telling" of Frankenstein
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5:32PM on 10/07/2011
They could save a ton on the prosthetics and make-up budget by hiring current Doctor Who Matt Smith. Stick some bolts on his neck and he's good to go.
They could save a ton on the prosthetics and make-up budget by hiring current Doctor Who Matt Smith. Stick some bolts on his neck and he's good to go.
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4:54PM on 10/07/2011
Great pic Mike!
Great pic Mike!
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3:47PM on 10/07/2011
Why would anyone give Betty another film after the misery that was Tomorrow When The War Began. God that guy must be able to spin bullshit.
Why would anyone give Betty another film after the misery that was Tomorrow When The War Began. God that guy must be able to spin bullshit.
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2:21PM on 10/07/2011
Adam Frankenstein?? Cool action hero!? I'll pass...
Adam Frankenstein?? Cool action hero!? I'll pass...
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1:55PM on 10/07/2011
Yes, make it so. I could care less about the movie itself, but if this gets made, it means one less excuse for Del Torro as to why he hasn't made Hellboy 3 or ATMOM yet.

Was kind of hoping out of all the hypothetical Frankenstein projects kicking around, the Wachowskis would get around to making Doc Frankenstein though.
Yes, make it so. I could care less about the movie itself, but if this gets made, it means one less excuse for Del Torro as to why he hasn't made Hellboy 3 or ATMOM yet.

Was kind of hoping out of all the hypothetical Frankenstein projects kicking around, the Wachowskis would get around to making Doc Frankenstein though.
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1:48PM on 10/07/2011
Interesting casting. Eckhart is the man, so I am curious how this will turn out despite how bizarre it sounds. Future Awfully Good?
Interesting casting. Eckhart is the man, so I am curious how this will turn out despite how bizarre it sounds. Future Awfully Good?
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