Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT) has been cast to play Adam Frankenstein in the Lakeshore Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and Lionsgate’s I, FRANKENSTEIN, an adaptation of the Darkstorm Studios comic book of the same name.
Created by Kevin Grevioux (UNDERWORLD) and drawn by Robert Castro, the film is set to begin production in Australia in January, 2012.
The film version is written and directed by Stuart Beattie (30 DAYS OF NIGHT).
At one point, Patrick Tatopoulos (UNDERWORLD RISE OF THE LYCANS) was set to direct—he apparently did the design work on the graphic novel’s creatures. In the Darkstorm comics, Frankenstein’s monster “Adam” becomes gun-toting present-day adversary to classic monsters out to menace the world, such as Dracula, The Werewolf, The Invisible Man, et al.
Kevin Grevioux remains on the project as an executive producer.
Lionsgate will distribute the film in the United States, aiming for a February 22nd, 2013 release date.
Hollywood Reporter tells us that that designer-turned-director Patrick Tatopoulos (UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS) is negotiating to direct THE COLONY, an ecologically-themed horror film written by Stacy Title and Jonathan Penner, with additional rewriting performed by David Lee Johnson. The story follows survivors living underground during the next ice age, struggling to defend humanity against a “savage threat.”
Production is schedule to begin this fall. Summit Entertainment, which is co-financing, will hand U.S. distribution.