One of the best things that can happen at San Diego Comic-Con is getting a first glimpse at movies that you don’t know anything about and getting hyped for them. Such is the case with Liongate’s I, Frankenstein, which I hadn’t seen anything on, but came out of today’s panel very excited about it. Writer/director Stuart Beattie, actors Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), and graphic novel writer Kevin Grevioux (Underworld) were there to talk up the movie and show a ton of footage from the film.
Beattie started off by explaining that the story is about a Frankenstein’s monster that has lived for over 200 years. In this version, the Monster gets caught up in a war between Gargoyles and Demons.
Check out this lenticular poster here below for I, Frankenstein straight from the Cannes film festival, which provides the first look at the upcoming film. From the creators of the supernatural Underworld series, I, Frankenstein is written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.
Starring Aaron Eckhart as Frankenstein’s monster, I, Frankenstein pits gargoyles and demons against each other in the “ultimate battle for immortality.” The film also stars Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Yvonne Strahovski.
Olympus Has Fallen Director: Antoine Fuqua
Screenwriter: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd Millennium Films
Rated R | 120 Minutes
Release Date: March 22, 2013
Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler (300) as former U.S. Army Ranger Mike Banning, a Secret Service agent assigned to Presidential Detail.
After a tragic accident, Banning is demoted and re-assigned to a desk job in Washington. When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a North Korean terrorist and President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is held captive, House Speaker and Acting President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) is forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert a nuclear crisis.
Written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, Olympus Has Fallen is a Tea Party recruitment video disguised as an action-packed Movie For Guys Who Like Movies. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a Freedom Ain’t Free bumper sticker – a shameless, disgusting movie that uses 9/11 imagery to promote xenophobia.
In the film, President Asher meets with the Foreign Minister of South Korea to discuss the ever-present threat of North Korea. Unbelievably, North Korean terrorist Kang Yeonsaka (Rick Yune) has disguised himself as a South Korean ministerial aide and infiltrates the meeting, murdering the Prime Minister and taking the President hostage.
Live in the Hollywood area? Looking forward to the new movie Olympus Has Fallen? Continue reading to find out how you can attend the world premiere of the movie this upcoming Monday as one of 200 special agents chosen to help protect the red carpet.
The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), stars Gerard Butler as disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning, who becomes the only hope to retake control of the White House after terrorists attack and take the president, vice president, and secretary of defense hostage. The movie also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Ashley Judd, Rick Yune, and Melissa Leo.