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!

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By Josh Wilding - 5/14/2013

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.


STARRING:

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.
Source: IGN Movies
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TopCat89 - 5/14/2013, 5:23 AM
^ .....what?

Anyways still not really feeling this movie yet, the recent poster gave me a Van Helsing vibe.
Jollem - 5/14/2013, 6:02 AM
Mysterion - 5/14/2013, 6:07 AM
I read the graphic novel & it was nothing special. I honestly dont how it was picked up by any movie studio.
Jollem - 5/14/2013, 6:12 AM
@Mysterion - Ultraviolet
ForeverPowerful - 5/14/2013, 6:16 AM
Im only seeing this because of Yvonne Strahovski.
InfiniteMonkey - 5/14/2013, 6:21 AM
This is going to be number 1 at the cinemas...upside down.
Mysterion - 5/14/2013, 6:46 AM
@Jollem - The Losers
Jollem - 5/14/2013, 7:06 AM
priest
GreenRageMonster - 5/14/2013, 7:29 AM
Why did you post a picture of Sarah Jessica Parker? WTF; BTW I will save my judgment until I actually watch this in the theatres
ElDarkside - 5/14/2013, 8:23 AM
@Godbutcher - I think what gusto is sayin (without actually saying anything) is that the donkey face is a real life Frankenstein...

And I really don't know what to make of this. Just sort of "so what?"... Or maybe "blah"... This certainly doesn't appeal to me, especially from both descriptions. And I reall like him as an actor not only from TDK, but he was really good in Thank You For Smoking...
Kjo0212 - 5/14/2013, 8:26 AM
Gusto there you go again .... Haha
sephiroth211 - 5/14/2013, 10:16 AM
I love how he describes this movie. I really had no interest in it until I read that. I shall be keeping my eye on this.

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