Ever since Aaron Eckhart had his face burned off in a fiery blaze in The Dark Knight, he quickly rose on lists of “Preferred Actor” of comic book fans everywhere. His turn as Two-Face was as intense as it was enjoyable, and in some people’s opinions, mine included, was the best part about The Dark Knight. So to hear that Eckhart will be starring in a new comic book movie is refreshing, especially given his track record for romantic comedies and dramatic turns.
Eckhart stars as Adam in I, Frankenstein, a film based on the graphic novel of the same name. Written by Kevin Grevioux, I, Frankenstein is a modern day retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale, but with a twist. Frankenstein’s monster, still walking the Earth after centuries, becomes the only thing to stand between two rival supernatural forces and a war that threatens to destroy the world. The movie is directed by Stuart Beattie, who wrote the screen adaptation of 30 Days of Night, and will also star Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Yvonne Stahovski (Chuck), and Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers).
Principal shooting of the film began in February and we are now getting images of Eckhart in full character make-up. Special thanks to photographer Everhardt Strauss for snapping these pics.
So, what do you think of Eckhart taking a turn at the classic monster? Do you think this movie will be worth your time or will it be just another failed comic book adaption? Give us your opinion in the comments below or head over to our Facebook page and really sound off.