Chuck actress Yvonne Strahovski is in final talks for I, Frankenstein, Stuart Beattie‘s adaptation of the comic book by Kevin Grevioux. Aaron Eckhart leads the cast as Frankenstein’s classic monster, who in the present day goes by Adam and stands between humanity and the supernatural demons who would overtake them.

Bill Nighy was previously announced as being in talks to play the villain, a demon prince determined to unlock the secrets of Frankenstein’s reanimation. Strahovski is negotiating for the female lead, a scientist who’s tricked by the demons into helping them create an undead army. Miranda Otto and Socratis Otto (no relation) also star.

Strahovski recently starred in Killer Elite with Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro, and will next appear in My Mother’s Curse with Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, and Adam Scott. I, Frankenstein is scheduled to begin shooting this winter in Australia. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Aaron Eckhart to Star in ‘I, Frankenstein’

Early last year Lakeshore Entertainment became one of many companies to actively put a Frankenstein movie into development. In this case the property is I, Frankenstein, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux. The story is a contemporary fantasy/thriller based on Mary Shelly’s original gothic tale. It follows the monster, Adam Frankenstein, who has survived to the modern era and finds himself (itself?) caught up in a war between immortals. No shit.

Lionsgate will distribute I, Frankenstein, and the studio announced today that Aaron Eckhart will play Adam Frankenstein. Read More »

30 Days of Night screenwriter Stuart Beattie has signed on to write and direct I, Frankenstein for Lakeshore Entertainment. The film will be based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, one of the writers behind 2003′s vampire-werewolf action flick Underworld. I, Frankenstein features the classic literary monster as a modern-day private detective who deals with both humans and other supernatural creatures — including Dracula, now a mob boss, and the Invisible Man, a secret agent. More details after the jump.

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Lakeshore Greenlights I, Frankenstein

I, FRANKENSTEIN
Lakeshore Entertainment have given the greenlight to a big screen adaptation of Kevin Grevioux’s upcoming Darkstorm Studios graphic novel I, Frankenstein, with production scheduled to begin in July of 2010. The contemporary fantasy thriller tells the story of the original monster of Victor Frankenstein, who “stands between the human race and an uprising of supernatural creatures determined to overthrow the world.” Grevioux penned the srcreenplay adaptation, which will be directed by Underworld: Rise of the Lycans helmer Patrick Tatopoulos. Read the official press release after the jump.
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