The first trailer for director Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein is now online. The film revolves around Victor Frankenstein’s creation, Adam Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhart), having to fight an army of demons in order to protect mankind. I don’t mean to pick on the trailer, but it may not be the best idea to cut from Frankenstein with long, gangly hair to a shot of him sporting a hairstyle that looks like it was done in a salon. Also, early in the trailer, Frankenstein says “I am like none other,” and then later in the trailer he points out “an entire army of monsters like me.” That being said, there are some very cool shots, especially the one of the Frankensteins descending from a rooftop. Also, I have to admit that the concept of Frankenstein fighting demons sounds like some goofy fun.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney. I, Frankenstein opens January 24, 2014.
Here’s the official synopsis for I, Frankenstein:
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.