Next year finds a few classic movie monsters getting a fresh coat of paint. Warner Bros. will stomp around with their new take on “Godzilla,” Universal is unveiling “Dracula Untold,” and kicking it all off is Lionsgate with “I, Frankenstein.” And we’ll say this, it’s definitely not the same dude with the bolts in his neck, wearing a tattered jacket.
Instead, this one is based on Kevin Grevioux‘s Darkstorm Studios graphic novel, and it’s an amalgam of genres, relocating Frankenstein to a modern-day setting and pitting him against two clans of supernatural creatures who are looking to take over the human world. Aaron Eckhart takes the lead, facing off against a demon prince played by Bill Nighy, with Yvonne Strahovski filling the scientist/probable love interest role. Does it all work? Well, we’ll leave it to you to tell us, but perhaps it’ll help to know that director Stuart Beattie‘s debut film “Tomorrow, When The War Began” was a massive hit in Australia (that said, it’s also basically a limp retread of “Red Dawn“).
Anyway, the verdict will be in on January 24, 2014. Watch below.