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Batfleck Who? Aaron Eckhart Goes Full SuperFrankenstein

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | October 6, 2013 | Comments ()


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Some Stuff is more Important than others.


5. We Sneaked a Peek at I, Frankenstein and Frankly I’ve No Idea What the Hell Is Going On.

Here’s my take: Lionsgate heard about Batfleck way before any of us, and decided to put their own spin on things. Eckhart whipped out his best Balewhisperspeak, an “ancient city” stands in for Gotham…and presto, here’s SuperFrankenstein. It’s a little bizarre, but some decent people are involved: Bill Nighy (aka Michael Caine’s Alfred), Miranda Otto, Rectify’s Aden Young (as the not-so-good Doctor); Jai Courtney and Dexter’s Yvonne Strahovski tag along.

Eckhart gives his take:

4. The Simpsons Went Wild (with a Little Help from Friends).

Breaking Bad, Simpsonized:

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This awesome tumblr is full of Simpsonized characters from all the shows you love (The Wire, Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy, Sherlock, The Walking Dead). Warning: Highly addictive.


And Guillermo del Toro Created This Phenomenal Couch Gag Simpsons Intro:

For his “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode (which airs tonight), del Toro crammed in as many horror references as he possibly could—including Pan’s Labyrinth, The Birds, The Shining, The Car, Blade, and appearances by Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. Set your DVRs, my friends.


Speaking of Del Toro, Here’s Jessica Chastain Being Prepped for Crimson Peak.

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The director’s next horror film (a ghost story) stars Chastain alongside Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, and Mia Wasikowska—as a young woman who “discovers her husband is not who he appears to be.” Chastain, whose character we know nothing about, received the full body cast treatment, and de Toro has promised the film has “…moments that are very visceral, physical violence. You’re in this sort of sedate romance and then there is this brutal moment where you’re like, “Whoa!” And it has a lot of kinky moments. The only kinky moment I’ve ever shot is the leg f**k in The Devil’s Backbone. This has a little more kinkiness than that.”

3. A New Thor: The Dark World Clip and Featurette Hit the Webosphere.

The clip provides a slightly longer look at the now familiar Thor/Loki scene, and the featurette; a quick peek at location and set filming. Thor: The Dark World hits theaters November 8th.

4. Ralph Fiennes Went Full Dickens.

I can’t be the only one happy to see Ralph rediscover his romantic roots. Fiennes directs and stars in The Invisible Woman, based on the Claire Tomalin biography about Charles Dickens’ affair with young actress, Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). After the 45 year old Dickens cast 17 year old Ternan in The Frozen Deep, the two began a relationship that broke up his marriage and separated his entire family. Tomalin’s accounting claims the two secretly lived together thirteen years, until Dickens’ passed away. The Invisible Woman also stars Kristen Scott Thomas, Michelle Fairley, Tom Hollander and Tom Burke.

1. We Got a Final Batch of Gorgeous American Horror Story: Coven Photos.

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Bow down to the glory of Murphy and Falchuk…not to mention Lange, Bassett, Bates, O’Hare, Lupone, Sidibe, Conroy, Paulson, Farmiga, Peters, Rabe and Brewer. American Horror Story: Coven premieres this Wednesday, October 9th.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) may pass out from excitement before Wednesday.



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  • Mythra Sun

    Also Jai Courtney! "Squeal" I sat through Die Hard and Jack Reacher for him

  • Mythra Sun

    I am so happy that Bill Nighy will always be employed by "the producers of Underworld"

  • SabrinaHatesDisqus

    Is Aaron Eckhart supposed to be Frankenstein? If so, I'm offended that nobody has yet commented on how Frankenstein was the doctor, not the creature. Where hast thou pedantry gone, Oh Pageeba?

  • logan

    But the monster is Frankensteins creation so he takes his creators name. Whats wrong with that? I got my creators names.

  • You know we know. Party on Wayne.

  • Quatermain

    I still say he looks less like he was stitched together from dead bodies and more like he had some sort of chest waxing accident.

  • Sparky

    I'm a little surprised people are giving this Frankenstein movie the time of day.

    Here's a question: Could Aaron Eckhart have saved any of the Underworld movies from being horrible pieces of shit?

    If, like me, you answered, "no," then I wouldn't hold my breath for Eye-Frankenstein.

  • Can Eckhart survive this as well as Jackman survived (somehow) Van Helsing?

  • Ben

    Yeah I watched that trailer and just... it looks painfully average. Like throw it in with that pile of medicore fantasy/action movies with Underworld, and Priest, and Legion and all that shit.

  • Are we sure Josh Hutcherson isn't Aaron Eckhart's illegitimate child? At the very least they must have the same slab of living rock for a common ancestor somewhere in their lineage.

  • PDamian

    The Tomalin biography of Nelly Ternan was a true tour de force; her biography of Dickens, not nearly as good. There are other good biographies of Dickens that manage to capture what an unhappy marriage he had, and what a lousy husband and father he was. I look forward to this film.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Golems vs. Gargoyles: The Movie.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    Please identify the American Horror Story vision in the red hair and cat glasses.

  • The Kilted Yaksman

    Frances Conroy

  • PDamian

    The vision is Frances Conroy, best known for Six Feet Under. I haven't seen the previous two seasons of AHS, but I'm just about drooling with anticipation for this one.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    So they are seriously trying to make me watch this show.

  • Super-Frankenstein looks mega-awesome. I had a reaction to gargoyles being villains, but it looks like some will be "noble warriors", so it's all good.

  • foolsage

    Agreed; the premise has my interest. If the writing is halfway decent, they have something very promising indeed.

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