I, Frankenstein, the upcoming futuristic take on the landmark 1818 Mary Shelley novel and 1931 Universal hallmark of a film has debuted a motion poster on IGN giving us our first look at star, Aaron Eckhart as the man-made monster, who in this film, is given the Biblical-inspired moniker, "Adam."
The film is based on a graphic novel and screenplay by Kevin Grevioux, an actor who also holds writing credits on all the Underworld films. Certainly, based off this one image, the quasi-Gothic scenery and action influences of that series is present. According to what is known of the story, the setting is a dystopian future where humanity is plagued by gargoyles and demons. Eckhart's Adam is created by scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Aden Young) in an attempt to upgrade mankind's place in this horrific world. However, Adam, who apparently has been endowed with an immortality that these two evil forces covet, now finds himself in the middle of a struggle between the warring factions of ferocious flyers and, perhaps, makind's own ambitions.
The motion poster, while presenting a style that's a bit conventional to movie posters as of late (Star Trek Into Darkness might have a gripe or two), it does manage to show that Eckhart's Adam isn't looking to sit back and let these forces decide his newborn fate. Armed with a gruesome-looking blade, this reanimated ass-beater looks like he won't even need to flip a coin to decide whether to gank some gargoyles and dominate some demons. Billy Nighy (veteran of the Underworld series), Yvonne Strahovski (former femme-fatale of Chuck), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings films) also round out the cast, with Stuart Beattie, screenwriter of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra taking the director's chair.
I, Frankenstein comes alive to reap vengeance on gargoyles, demons, and the "bad" element of fire in general when it hits theaters on January 24, 2014. Check out the lenticular motion poster below!