I, Frankenstein Pushed Back Seven Months, Snitch Takes Its Place

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-09-18 13:51:01discussion comments
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If you've been looking forward to seeing Aaron Eckhart play a monster in the upcoming adaptation of Kevin Grevioux's graphic novel I, Frankenstein then I'm afraid that I have some bad news. Lionsgate and Summit have announced that the Stuart Beattie movie, which wrapped production earlier this year, has been given a huge shove, moving from its original release date on February 22, 2013 to September 13, 2013 (a seven month push). While no official reason is given for the move, competition definitely wasn't a factor as there were no other titles scheduled for that date. Instead the movie will now go up against the dance drama Battle of the Year and Disney's The Little Mermaid 3D.

The movie, which also features Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto, is set in the present and finds Frankenstein's creature, Adam (Eckhart), caught in the middle of a war between two immortal clans. Beattie is best known as a writer, working on scripts ranging from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl to Collateral, and I, Frankenstein will be the second feature he directed (the first being 2010's Tomorrow, When the War Began). He also worked on the script with Grevioux.

Where the move starts to make sense is in the development of Summit Entertainment's Snitch. Though the film has been completed, it has been without a release date up until now, and apparently it will be taking over I, Frankenstein's old spot on February 22nd, 2013, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie is based on a true story that was featured in a PBS Frontline documentary and follows a father (Dwayne Johnson) who agrees to go undercover in order to protect his son from a 30 year prison sentence. Ric Roman Waugh directed and re-wrote the script and the cast also includes Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper, Harold Perrineau, Jon Bernthal and Michael K. Williams.
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