Hot on the heels of the BFI‘s (British Film Institute) sponsored screenings of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey in theaters across the UK that included a newly cut trailer, SyFy has announced that Ridley Scott will be producing a mini series adaptation of the final book in the series 3001: The Final Odyssey. SyFy recently went full Mea culpa about their programing and name change along with some heavy promises about future programming. This announcement certainly adds credibility to SyFy’s stated commitment to developing more Sci-Fi programming. (more…)
Newest ‘I, Frankenstein’ Trailer Gives Us All That Action and Mayhem Missing From Mary Shelley’s Original Novel
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.
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.