Pretty Soon Now You Know I'm Gonna Make a Comeback: Five Reasons This Film Will Kick A**
5. The (second) Source Material, Grevioux's Comic:
Grevioux has brought the creature into the modern world; because of a genetic mutation, "Adam" has survived, been brought into a dark city setting and finds himself in the middle of a "centuries old war between two immortal clans." The comic also brings in other horror characters, including The Invisible Man and Dracula (each with their own mythology to explain their modern day presence).
4. Patrick Tatopoulos' (Underworld, I Am Legend, Stargate, They) Artwork:
3. The Original Source Material (and Grevioux's obvious respect):
Saying that he's inspired by literary origins and classic horror films (House of Frankenstein), Grevioux prefers to take his interpretations in a serious direction (rather than silly or campy) and he honors Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (the monster) as "the first sci-fi piece that ever existed."
2. Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End/Dead Man's Chest, "Doctor Who") as a Demon Prince? Yes, Please.
(Variety says Nighy is in negotiations.)
1. Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Rabbit Hole, Towelhead) as Adam:
You can muck up his face, but the talent shines through. "If you read Mary Shelley, the monster had deep, deep feelings and he was obsessed with living people and loving life, but he was given nothing but the gristle of life and that's where his rage comes from."
Socratis Otto ("The Pacific," X-Men Origins: Wolverine has also signed on and I, Frankenstein starts filming in January, with an expected release date of February 22, 2013.
Cindy Davis likes to look for (at) the man behind the monster.