No Bolts: Aaron Eckhart's 'Frankenstein' Makeover

By DAVID WEINER

January 24, 2014

Gone are the neck bolts and the lumbering gait in giant block shoes... Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein gets a major makeover in the new fantasy thriller I, Frankenstein, with Aaron Eckhart taking on the legendary anti-hero, and he tells ET, "This is sort of the next chapter, it's Frankenstein in the modern world. ... It's going to give people a whole new appreciation of Frankenstein."

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Eckhart's Frankenstein's monster is a quick and agile fighter, and the star trained for six months to get in shape and learn how to convincingly wield the signature stick weapons his character uses in the film. He confesses, "A lot of training -- very exhausting film."

Based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein by Kevin Grevioux, the new movie is set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.

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In theaters today, I, Frankenstein also stars Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.



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