Yes, in case you were wondering, Aaron Eckhart’s “I, Frankenstein” is still around and kicking. The bad news? It’s been slotted for January 2014, which is about a year later than expected. The film seems to be stuck in-production since forever, but maybe that’s just because I’ve been reporting on it since 2011, but it’s just now getting the very first bit of promotion — by way of a silly “motion” poster featuring Eckhart doing, well, something. Or not.
It’s pretty pointless, and makes you wonder who thought this was a better idea than just releasing a motionless one-sheet. It’s like giving a Ferrari to someone who doesn’t know how to drive. What’s the point?
Anyways, the film finds Eckhart playing the titular monster, who “finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.” That sucks for you, Frank.
The movie also co-stars Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto, Caitlin Stasey, Deniz Akdeniz, Socratis Otto, Chris Pang, Virginie Le Brun, and is directed by Stuart Beattie (“Tomorrow, When the War Began”).
Fighting next year January 24, 2014.