It all began back in April of 2011 when Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel I, Frankenstein was first snatched up for a feature film adaptation, and now, nearly five years later, Frankenstein's monster is finally returning to the big screen.
Writer-director Stuart Beattie took Grevioux's source material and turned it into an epic battle between demons and gargoyles with a quest for companionship and humanity at the core. Shortly after his creation, Frankenstein's monster, Adam (Aaron Eckhart), takes off to live his life in isolation. However, when Prince Naberius' determination to reanimate a corpse of his own puts the world at risk, Adam must return to find his place in society and to ensure his creator's discovery never lands in Naberius' hands.
While doing the rounds for I, Frankenstein's upcoming debut, Beattie took the time to sit down with ShockTillYouDrop.com to talk about the challenge of maintaining a complex character within heavy action, the inspiration behind Adam's scars, his thoughts on the stigma that comes with a release date delay and loads more.
Check out our full chat with Beattie in the video interview below in which he discusses:
- Why make "I, Frankenstein" his directorial follow-up to "Tomorrow, When the War Began"
- What makes graphic novels especially cinematic?
- What kind of direction does he give to both maintain Adam's stoic demeanor, but still ensure that the audience recognizes he's changing?
- Why cast Aaron Eckhart as Adam?
- Did he ever consider giving Adam a more monster-like look?
- Did Bill Nighy don the suit himself for his character's transformation?
- Why include gargoyles?
- What's it like when you make a movie and then it's delayed?
- As someone who's attached to loads of projects, what constitutes actively working on a film?
You can also read what Beattie said about some of the other projects he's been working on over the years including adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and Tom Clancy's Without Remorse over on ComingSoon.net.
I, Frankenstein opens for previews on Thursday night, January 23.