The official trailer has been released for I, Frankenstein, the new supernatural-actioner starring Aaron Eckhart. Special effects and more special effects seem to be the order of the day in the latest film from Australian director Stuart Beattie, who wrote some very big Hollywood films (Collateral, the first three films in The Pirates of Caribbean franchise) before making his directorial debut with Tomorrow, When the War Began in 2010. The film is based on the comics of Kevin Greviox, who brought us Underworld. Unfortunately, this pretty much looks like a rehash of that vampire franchise, with a bit of Van Helsing thrown in. Fingers crossed this can surprise us.
Official synopsis and character poster underneath the trailer.
Official Synopsis for I, Frankenstein:
200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
ETA: USA – 24 January, 2014.