As promised, Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for director Stuart Beattle’s I, Frankenstein, and it looks every bit as much like the Underworld franchise as you might expect from its pedigree (the action thriller is trumpeted as being “from the producers of Underworld,” and it’s based on a screenplay and graphic novel by Underworld co-writer Kevin Grevioux). Just replace Kate Beckinsale’s Selene with Aaron Eckhart’s Adam/Frankenstein’s monster, and the vampires and Lycans with gargoyles.
Here’s the official synopsis:
200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, Adam, still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. From the co-writer of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, screen story by Kevin Grevioux and Stuart Beattie, based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” created by Kevin Grevioux. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
I, Frankenstein opens Jan. 24.