Aaron Eckhart Toplines Lionsgate’s ‘I, Frankenstein’

Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Battle: Los Angeles) will play “Adam Frankenstein” in the Lakeshore Entertainment, Hopscotch Features and Lionsgate production of I, Frankenstein, shooting this January in Australia.

The film was written and is to be directed by Stuart Beattie, and is based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the underworld franchise. Lionsgate will distribute the film in the United States with release already slated for February 22, 2013.

‘I, Frankenstein’ is 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.

Writer/director, Stuart Beattie explains, “Mary Shelly’s story is about the creation of the first human being. This is the story about that being becoming human.