It has the overall look of the Underworld series and the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing movie. And it appears to be a Highlander-inspired story–a fantastical character thrust into our present-day world–this time with a better actor playing the lead. And exactly how many CGI flying demons can you fit into one movie? We don’t care, we just wish it was showing this week since we’re getting to Halloween with no good spooky flick to see in the theater if you’ve no desire to watch a remake of Carrie.
The first full trailer for I, Frankenstein is full of genre actors we can’t get enough of. Start with the lead: Aaron Eckhart as Adam, who takes the last name of his creator, Dr. Frankenstein, as has occurred in countless retellings over the past two hundred years. Eckhart’s best known role is of course as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in the most recent Batman trilogy. But he was brilliant in the Philip K. Dick story adaptation Paycheck, in Thank You for Smoking, and Erin Brockovich (and almost unrecognizable). He just doesn’t make enough movies for a guy who has so much coolness and charisma.