Bill Nighy Cast as a Demon Villain in Stuart Beattie's 'I, Frankenstein'

November 15, 2011
Source: Variety

Bill Nighy

I'm always up for more Bill Nighy villains. Variety reports that Nighy has been cast in the comic book adaptation of I, Frankenstein being directed by Stuart Beattie, of Tomorrow When the War Began, is directing and wrote the script based on a comic by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the Underworld franchise. Aaron Eckhart is already set to star as Adam, Frankenstein's monster controlling his anger turned private investigator. Nighy will play a "demon prince" villain, but isn't the only one joining today, as Socratis Otto (from "Home and Away") will play the henchman tasked with tracking down and capturing Adam. Read on!

I, Frankenstein is in development at Lionsgate through Lakeshore Entertainment and Hopscotch Features. Production is scheduled to start in January in Australia, with an early 2013 release already slated. This has been in the works for a little while, and it's great that Aaron Eckhart is starring, as he'll do a good job. The cast is coming together, with Nighy and Otto being the latest official additions. Eckhart plays a Frankenstein monster, who is being hunted by demons that want to learn the secret of his creation in order to build an army of reanimated corpse demons. Nighy was last in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Pirate Radio, and has been lending his voice quite a bit; he also played Viktor from the Underworld movies.

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