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This trailer gives us a real proper look at what I, Frankenstein is all about. And what that is, well, I’m still unsure but it’s got gargoyles, fireballs, and one sexy monster. With all that it may surprise you to learn this version of Frankenstein’s monster, while based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grievous, is actually  closer to Mary Shelley’s original creation than the more popular Universal monster. In I, Frankenstein Aaron Eckhart not only talks, but talks intelligently, a trait usually left out of the Frankenstein character. I don’t believe Shelley ever considered the whole action hero, scythe-wielding angle, though, so it’s likely that’s where the similarities stop.

Check out the full trailer below the cut.

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[Editor’s Note: Whew! And just like that, once the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures panel concluded it’s on to Lionsgate! They’re bringing I, Frankenstein and the next installment of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire. Let’s get to Manny’s live commentary!]

[UPDATE: This panel has now concluded. Thanks for following the live blog! Hit the jump for original live commentary. Then, stick with Nerd Bastards for more SDCC coverage, including more Hall H live blogs of both the FOX and Marvel Studios panel.]

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Last week, the first shirtless image of I, Frankenstein star Aaron Eckhart made its way online and was only the first of what’s to come. With Lionsgate‘s plans to show off their prime talent in the famed Hall H at San Diego Comic Con, the studio is looking for more ways to promote their convention presence. And so, we have these exclusive I, Frankenstein character posters.

Featuring Aaron Eckhart, one of the film’s Gargoyle Order, and one of the Demons of Naberious, the three posters will be on display all convention long. Until then check out these full-sized posters below. (more…)

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A new spin on Mary Shelley’s old classic novel, Frankenstein is in the works, this one titled I, Frankenstein.  It’s a modern-day look at the old tale and the Frankenstein that we all remember, in his towering and monstrous glory, is no more.  Instead, the titular monster is played by Aaron Eckhart and if you take a look at the picture below, you’ll know that this Frankenstein is probably going to get laid a lot more than old bolts-in-the-neck.

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The new version is based on a novel by Kevin Grevioux and features a Frankenstein that, in addition to working out and apparently getting massive amounts of plastic surgery, gets to do battle amongst gargoyles, demon princes and armies of the undead.  Yeah, it’s not your grandpa’s Frankie.  All we need now is a big breasted, pole-dancing Igor and we’re set.

You can check out the Sexy-stein in all his glory when the movie hits theaters come January 24th, 2014.

 

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

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Ah, yes, the coveted Hall H. If San Diego Comic-Con is Mecca for nerds, then all are required to worship within the stinky, suffocating Hall H at least once in their lives. Inside the hallowed Hall H – or harrowing, depending what you think of it – only the biggest, most anticipated projects get to tease and tantalize with snippets of footage and promises of even better things to come. So, it’s a tad surprising to learn Lionsgate are the first to announce a panel in Hall H for both The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I, Frankenstein. On Saturday July 20th no less, easily the busiest day of the con.

We’re still awaiting announcements from both Marvel and Warner Bros., as they’re expected to also present in Hall H on Saturday, but this primo placement for Catching Fire speaks volumes about not only the franchises’ popularity but its nerd credibility. If you’ll recall, the Twilight panels were always held on Thursday, before Comic-Con gets into full swing. And while I always felt folks needlessly compared The Hungers Games to Twilight, I’m pumped to see it given a place of honor among this year’s Comic-Con attractions.

The filmmakers and stars of both films are expected to attend the panel moderated by Fandango’s Dave Karger. What do you think of this development? Excited to see these films presenting at Comic-Con? If you’re attending/were you attending, would you suffer through Hall H for Lionsgate’s panel?

Find the full press release below the cut.

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It seems that production on Stuart Beattie’s adaptation of the Kevin Grevioux graphic novel I, Frankenstein is underway in Australia. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as the titular monster, who’s survived till modern day and finds himself getting into all kinds of supernatural entanglements. The film c0-stars Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto.

Here’s the shot of Eckhart, in full Frank get-up, from location shooting in Australia:

Here’s more info about the film:

I FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. As writer/director, Stuart Beattie said, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”

“We’ve tremendously enjoyed making our UNDERWORLD franchise films and we are looking forward to working with Stuart and our partners at Hopscotch and Lionsgate to create a new world for a legendary character,” said Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg.

What do you think? For a good-looking guy, Eckhart sure loves to ugly himself up.

Source: /Film

Keven Grevioux‘s graphic novel I, Frankenstein has been in the works with Lakeshore Entertainment for quite some time. The initial plan was to have the director of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Patrick Tatopoulos spearhead this project, but the duty has now fallen unto Stuart Beattie. The main character of Adam Frankenstein will be played by Aaron Eckhart.

Recent news has claimed that Bill Nighy is currently in talks for the role of the villain.  Socratis Otto will play the sidekick who is tasked with the job of tracking down Adam Frankenstein.

The film is set to be released in February of 2013.  Here are some tidbits from the press release:

I FRANKENSTEIN is a modern-day epic: Frankenstein’s creature, ADAM, has survived to present day due to a genetic quirk in his creation. Making his way to a dark, gothic metropolis, he finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. As writer/director, Stuart Beattie said, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”

Source: /film