Early last year, we learned that the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were tasked with bringing 'Van Helsing' and 'The Mummy' back to the big screen for Universal Studios. And since then ... silence. But now Orci, while on the road promoting the upcoming film adaptation of 'Ender's Game' (on which he's a producer), spoke more about the projects. Turns out, it seems that what Universal is planning may be bigger than we thought.
Aside from his upcoming performance as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' (a movie in which he has a much talked-about gay sex scene with Dane DeHaan) and the false rumor about him playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic, Daniel Radcliffe had his first days of rehearsals for a new 'Frankenstein' movie. No, this is not anything like 'I, Frankenstein.' In fact, the actor opened up about the project, providing a few nuggets on this mysterious new rendition.
It was already weird that we're getting a sci-fi/action version of the Frankenstein story in the form of 'I, Frankenstein,' but the concept of another take on the iconic tale starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor was even stranger. Now, this latter version has gotten a little more bonkers with the addition of the great James McAvoy as none other than Victor Frankenstein himself.
Fans who came out for Lionsgate's Comic-Con 2013 panel for 'The Hunger Games' sequel, 'Catching Fire,' also got a taste of the studio's lesser-known offering: 'I, Frankenstein.' It was only recently that the film kickstarted its promotional rounds with posters, images and the like, but did its presentation in Hall H on Saturday, July 20 intrigue the fans enough?
Guillermo del Toro, always a busy man with about two dozen projects in development at once, has been working on an adaptation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' for years. And while it's not clear just yet if he'll ever realize his dream of making the film, he's apparently already eyeing his lead: Benedict Cumberbatch!
Comic-Con 2013 is just around the corner and soon San Diego will see its population of fanboys and fangirls surge to impressive, daunting numbers. Of course, various members of the ScreenCrush team will be on hand to provide coverage for everyone not in attendance, so don't worry, we'll keep you up-to-date with all of the relevant details.
Whether you're actually attending the Comic-Con or simply following along at home, be sure to make use of our complete schedule of Comic-Con 2013 movie panels below. Not everything has been announced yet, so save this page and check in every so often to see what has been added!
The story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster has been told and retold so many times that it's not surprising that we've reached the point where Mary Shelley's classic horror story has become an apocalyptic action movie. 'I, Frankenstein' stars Aaron Eckhart as the immortal monster-turned-action hero and the first poster for the 2014 release has arrived.