First Trailer For I, FRANKENSTEIN Is Full of Gothic Awesomeness
In recent months, we’ve seen an insurgence of films, and television series for that matter, centered on the classic horror films either being announced or put into production. A reboot of The Mummy franchise is in the works, with promises of taking the concept back to its horror roots, rather than the action/adventure we’ve seen recently. There are several Dracula films in some phase of production, as well as a new television series on NBC that will start up in a few weeks. As for the iconic Frankenstein, there is a small horror film on its way out that has been getting a bit of attention called Frankenstein’s Army that looks like it may be tons of fun. There is also the bigger budget, I, Frankenstein, which hits theaters in January.
I, Frankenstein is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, which was created by horror film icon Kevin Grevioux, who most people know from the Underworld franchise. The film takes a different, modern approach to the Frankenstein character, setting him 200 years after his creation. The creature is caught in the middle of a centuries-old battle between two ancient clans, both of which want the creature,, but for different reasons. It’s hard not to notice the similarities between this and the Underworld films, but I think once we see the full story, it will flesh itself out a bit more.
I, Frankenstein stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Kevin Grevioux and Aden Young. The film is directed by Stuart Beattie, making this his first big-budget film. But, he’s done quite a bit of writing for some big films, including Shutter, 30 Days of Night, all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and will be working on the possible Halo film. I, Frankenstein will arrive in theaters this January.