Two-Face just got a little bit more messed up: Aaron Eckhart, who played the former D.A. turned facially-challenged criminal in “The Dark Knight”, will head be heading back to the make-up chair to play Frankenstein’s Monster in Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of the comic book “I, Frankenstein”.
Lionsgate announced today that Eckhart would play the lead in the Stuart Beattie-directed film, described as “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.”
Beattie, who last directed the Aussie hit “Tomorrow, When the War Began” (he was supposed to do two sequels back-to-back for that movie, but as far as I know, he hasn’t started yet, which is odd), will write and adapt the film from the comic book by “Underworld” co-creator Kevin Grevioux. Given the “two immortal clans” fighting premise of “Frankenstein”, looks like Grevioux borrowed a tad from his “Underworld” franchise.
Says Beattie: “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.”
“I, Frankenstein” will shoot January 2012 in Australia for a February 22, 2013 release date.