Aaron Eckhart Describes His Take On The Iconic Monster In I, FRANKENSTEIN
The Dark Knight star talks about his take on the iconic monster in the big screen adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel and also drops some revealing new details about the story and appearance of the character. Check it out!
In I, Frankenstein, Aaron Eckhart plays the iconic creation of Dr. Frankenstein. However, this version will see the monster caught in the middle of a battle between gargoyles and demons as both race to discover the secret to his immortality. Talking to IGN Movies recently, the actor said that we shouldn't expect to see any bolts in his neck, but did describe his scarred appearance as follows. "There's scarring on the face and the body and there's an old and new look because some of it does take place in old times and some of it's in contemporary times so you get that flavor."
However, far more revealing was what he said about the plot of the film (the synopsis below doesn't exactly spill the beans). "The film is about the figure of the monster Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein is in it, so it's loosely, loosely based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. But then it's brought into contemporary times in this fantastical world. So it's a movie about good and evil, about gargoyles and demons, and it's about a monster trying to find his soul; his place in this world. And he happens to be an expert at the Filipino art of Kali stick fighting at the same time." It certainly sounds like this will be quite the unique take on the iconic character.
"I trained for six months, every day doing stick fighting. It's an interesting movie. It's a movie that you can not prepare for conceptually," Eckhart adds about training for the fight sequences and his take on the monster. "You just have to see it. It's a guy who's sort of cursed. Because the monster Frankenstein, when he was born his father called him an abortion, an abberation. He's got no love in his life, he's unworthy, children run and scream at the sight of him. So what worse punishment than to roam the earth for eternity with this sort of sickness, and not finding love ,and not finding your soul? And that's what the movie's about."
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Aaron Eckhart as Adam Frankenstein
Yvonne Strahovski as Terra
Bill Nighy as ???
Miranda Otto as ???
Jai Courtney as Gideon
Steve Mouzakis as Helek
Aden Young as Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Deniz Akdeniz as Barachel
Virginie Le Brun as Elizabeth Frankenstein
Kevin Grevioux as Dekar
RELEASE DATE: January 24th, 2013.
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