‘Sixth Sense’ Kid Returns to Acting, Will ‘Wake the Dead’

With the half-dozen or so “Frankenstein”-themed projects percolating in Hollywood, it looks like Wake the Dead is getting up off the gurney first, with Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) set to star in the retelling that’s set in the present day, Variety reports.

Jay Russell will helm the horror pic based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles, with Osment playing the role of Victor Frankenstein, a college student experimenting with reversing death.

As previously reported, Guns `n’ Roses lead guitarist Slash will produce with Michael Williams and Rob Eric through Slasher Films.