Months ago, we reported that Aaron Eckhart would be playing a modern day Frankenstein’s monster in Stuart Beattie’s adaptation of ‘I, Frankenstein’. Then, a month later, we got word that ‘Chuck’ star Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, and Bill Nighy would be joining Eckhart to round out the cast. And then nothing. Radio silence. That is, until today. The first image of Adam Frankenstein has leaked, and we have it here for you, courtesy of Collider.
Based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, ‘I, Frankenstein’ follows Frankenstein’s monster, Adam, who gets caught in a war between two ancient, immortal clans. In the film, Nighy is set to play the leader of the invading demons, Strahovski will play a scientist who is studying and attempting to resurrect the dead, and Otto will be the queen of the gargoyles that help Adam fight the demons.
We don’t really see the details of Eckhart’s face, but it’s hard to imagine him looking like a grim, stitched up monster. Then again, look at how his face turned out in ‘The Dark Knight’. We’ll find get to see the full finished product in this new take on Mary Shelley’s classic monster on February 22, 2013.
What do you think of the first glimpse of Adam from ‘I, Frankenstein’? Will Aaron Eckhart’s good looks hinder his attempts at looking like a beast? Let us know in the comments.