I don’t normally care that much about “action thrillers”, as this movie is billed, because they tend to be too violent for me, but I’m impressed by the cast of I, Frankenstein, due in theaters January 24, 2014. Here’s the synopsis:
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the creators of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein by Kevin Grevioux.
(The graphic novel doesn’t appear to have ever been published. There are a first issue’s worth of pages at the link above credited to Darkstorm Studios, which hasn’t ever released a comic through Diamond in the last 15 years. I’m assuming that Grevioux wrote it, but I don’t know who the artist is, since there are no credits on the pages.)
The cast includes Aaron Eckhart (as what we probably aren’t calling the Monster), Bill Nighy (always a pleasure), Yvonne Strahovski (whom I loved on Chuck), Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney (I really should watch A Good Day to Die Hard), and more people I haven’t heard of: Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein. The poster is lenticular, as helpfully animated here: