Kevin Grevioux On Resurrecting Frankensteins Monster
We’ve seen a lot of interesting movies come about from comic books in recent years and that trend looks set to continue in 2013.
One such adaptation that we haven’t really paid much mind to until now is ‘I Frankenstein,’ which is movie adaptation of the much loved Graphic Novel, which was released through Darkstorm Studios and was written by Kevin Grevioux, who ha also done the screenplay for the film.
The movie ‘I Frankenstein’ will star Aaron Eckhart as the Monster, who is given the name of Adam. The film is directed by Stuart Beattie and has ‘Chuck’ actress Yvonne Strahovski playing the role of Terra, which in and of itself makes the film a must watch for me.
‘I Frankenstein’ is a direct sequel to the classic novel ‘Frankenstein,’ which was written by Mary Shelley and is often thought of as one of the first true science fiction novels.
In a recent, but brief interview with SFX Magazine Kevin Grevioux talked a little about the story and what his hopes are for the movie.
“‘I Frankenstein’ is basically a story about what happened to the creature after he and Dr Frankenstein were allegedly killed and how he comes to terms with trying to find his place in the world.
“It’s a war between the gargoyles and the demons and how the demons are trying to use the creature – we call him Adam – for their own ends.”
One of Grevioux’s biggest agenda’s for ‘I Frankenstein’ was to give us back a Frankenstein monster that had the ability to think and wasn’t just a mindless creature, which is how Hollywood has often portrayed it.
On board as director of the film is Stuart Beattie, who according to Grevioux has brought much to the table in regards to the look and feel of the film.
“Stuart has brought a lot, he wanted to streamline the story to reflect a more realistic representation of what I made with my screenplay.”
As for the creature itself the story sees Frankenstein aka Adam struggling with his sense of identity and after having seen Aaron Eckhart do the role of Two Face in the second of Christopher Nolan’s second Batman film. I can’t personally think of a better choice of actor to pull off the nuances of what is one of literature’s most complex creations.
The original Mary Shelley book starts to have the Monster ask things such as, ‘What am I?, Am I a man?, Am I a monster? , Am I both?’ But interestingly the book has always shone a light on the darker side of humanity, which is something that I hope to see in this movie when it gets released.
Written By: Ian Cullen
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