Bill Nighy Joins The Cast Of I, Frankenstein

First Showing is reporting that actor Bill Nighy has been cast in the upcoming adaptation of Kevin Grevioux’s comic I, Frankenstein.

The film follows “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, who will be playing a “demon prince,” is always a fascinating presence on screen whether he’s showing us his villainous side while covered in digital tentacles for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 or showing us his more comedic side in films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

It is also being reported that Socratis Otto (Home and Away) has joined the cast as a henchman tracking down the monster. They are both joining Aaron Eckhart, who will be playing Adam, the Frankenstein monster.

The film is being directed by Stuart Beattie, who is mostly known for writing or co-writing such films as Collateral, 30 Days of Night, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, from a screenplay by himself and Grevioux.

The film is scheduled to begin production in January in Australia with a planned release date of February 22, 2013.

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