Kevin Grevioux Discusses I, FRANKENSTEIN, Says He Was Initially Meant To Be A Detective
Several TV spots have made their way online ahead of the upcoming January 24, 2014 2D, 3D and IMAX release of the upcoming fantasy action thriller, I, Frankenstein, which you can check out below. Also, folks can now check out a new editorial over at Newsday that details just how far more different the film would have looked compared to its current conception, accompanied by statements from its creator, comic book author, storyteller and actor, Kevin Grevioux (Underworld Trilogy), who plays “Dekar” in the film (pictured above).
》When Grevioux first approached producers about “I, Frankenstein,” what he had in mind was a noir-flavored film about a man-made hero — Frank Stein, who, 200 years after the Shelley novel ended, is a private detective in a world inhabited by Dracula, the Mummy and other great monsters, all of whom are about to engage in global war.
Grevioux’s hero, he said, “wanted no part in the war but got dragged into it because Dracula wanted to use the Frankenstein formula to create an army of the dead.” To help make his case to the production company, Grevioux said, he created a 28-page graphic-novel version of the story. The result: “They were blown away.”
And then they weren’t. The project was dropped and eventually moved to Lionsgate.
“That’s where Stuart came in,” Grevioux said. “He changed my vampires into demons and changed Dracula into a demon lord who had the same goal: ruling the world through an army of the dead.
“I had gargoyles in mine, too,” Grevioux said, “but a lot more monsters. But Stuart said, ‘Let’s get rid of the monsters and keep the gargoyles.’ All these different things. There was a lot of collaboration. And then it went through some more changes.”
Grevioux is a realist. “It’s hard to get movies made,” he said.《
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides rave to discover the secret to his immortality.
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