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‘Underworld’ Vamp Plays Demon Prince in ‘I, Frankenstein’

Underworld Bill Nighy

Lakeshore Entertainment is keeping a strong relationship with actor Bill Nighy (pictured above) as he’s in negotiations to play the baddie once again in I, Frankenstein, while Australian thesp Socratis Otto (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is set to co-star as one of his evil henchmen, says Variety.

Aaron Eckhart toplines the pic, which Lionsgate is on board to distribute in the U.S. Stuart Beattie is directing from his own script, based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the Underworld franchise. Nighy starred in all three of the films for Lakeshore.

In I, Frankenstein, Eckhart stars as Adam, Frankenstein’s monster who is being hunted by demons that want to learn the secret of his creation in order to build an army of reanimated corpse demons. Nighy is in talks to play a demon prince. Otto will play his compatriot who is tasked with tracking down and capturing Adam.

Production is scheduled to start in January in Australia, with the pic skedded for domestic release on Feb. 22, 2013.