Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski, who also toplined the horrid The Canyon, is in final negotiations to join I, Frankenstein, the action monster movie starring Aaron Eckhart, writes Heat Vision. Miranda Otto, best known for playing Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings movies, also is on board.
Stuart Beattie is directing the Lakeshore/Lionsgate movie, which follows Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) vacillating between humanity and monsterdom while being pursued by demons wanting to gain the secret of his reanimated corpse.
Strahovski will play the female lead, a scientist working on reanimating the dead and tricked into working for demons seeking to create an army of the undead.
Otto is playing the queen of the gargoyles who wants to help Frankenstein.
Bill Nighy is already in negotiations to play the leader of the demons while Socratis Otto (no relation to Miranda) is his right hand man.
The movie, based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, is due to shoot this winter in Australia.
Australian actress Otto also starred in the pilot for “Locke & Key”, which adapted the Joe Hill comic book. Pictured: Yvonne Strahovski