If you've visited your local theater recently, then chances are good that you've seen the trailer for next month's comic book/action movie, I, Frankenstein. The film stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) as Dr. Victor Frankenstein's tormented monster - now equipped with a proper name (Adam) and finely chiseled abs - who has spent hundreds of years wandering he Earth, when he gets caught up in a dangerous war between supernatural clans in the present-day.
The trailer for I, Frankenstein gives off a distinct Underworld vibe, and with good reason - besides the fact that both movies feature Bill Nighy in a supporting role, that is. These supernatural franchises were either partially or fully created by actor/writer Kevin Grevioux, who penned both the original I, Frankenstein Darkstorm Studios graphic novel and the screen story for the film version (he also plays the character Dekar).
In addition to debuting a slick final poster for I, Frankenstein, Lionsgate has debuted a three-part motion comic prologue to the film. The latter sheds more light on the history of Eckhart's heavily-scarred protagonist, while also exploring the backstory for Nighy's character (a demonic being named Naberius) and Leonore, the 'Queen of the Gargoyles' portrayed onscreen by Lord of the Rings alum Miranda Otto.
Here is the official description for the I, Frankenstein motion comic:
Ready to discover the history behind I, FRANKENSTEIN? Delve deep into the world of gargoyles and demons with this brand new interactive website! Here's your chance to become the master of their stories and discover the history between the two warring clans. While on the new site, immerse yourself in the I, FRANKENSTEIN Genesis Graphic Novel! The digital comic presented in parallax motion is an abridged version of Screenwriter Kevin Grevioux's original graphic novel created as a prequel to the film! Available online, the three chapters will highlight the origin stories for Adam, Victor Frankenstein’s creation, Leonore, the Queen of the Gargoyles, and Naberius, a demon Prince.
Click HERE for a link to the I, Frankenstein interactive comic website, and check out the final poster below:
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If you're on Twitter, feel free to join in on our Q&A beginning at 10AM PST with director Stuart Beattie (@stuz360) and use the hashtag #IFrankQnA. [Update: The session has ended but look up Stuart Beattie and the hashtag for loads of interesting details on the film, characters, story and weapons.]
I, Frankenstein (the movie) was co-written and directed by Stuart Beattie - a filmmaker whose name you might not recognize, but whose work you'll definitely know. Beattie's resume as a screenwriter and/or co-writer includes Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, 30 Days of Night and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, with I, Frankenstein being his second project as director (after the 2010 action/adventure novel adaptation Tomorrow, When the War Began).
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I, FRANKENSTEIN Genesis Graphic Novel: http://www.
I, Frankenstein opens in theaters on January 24, 2014.