I, FRANKENSTEIN Lumbers Into Theaters January 2014

Lionsgate’s upcoming comic-book adaption, I, Frankenstein, hasn’t had much luck. The original graphic novel isn’t that popular, and the film has been receiving little attention. And now the film’s release date has been delayed from this September to January 24, 2014. Yikes.

Lionsgate released a press release explaining the delay (not really well, though):

“The film’s franchise potential, given its large scale premise, setting and  creative elements are perfectly aligned with the 3D experience and the studio  wants to put forth the best version of the film possible to audiences.
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 race to discover the secret to his immortality. From  the creators of the hit supernatural saga, Underworld, comes an action thriller written for the screen and directed by Stuart  Beattie based on the graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” by Kevin Grevioux.
With a star stunned line up including the likes of Bill Nightly, Yvonne  Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin  Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.

January is known as one of the “graveyard” months for films, where studios dump the films that they think won’t do so well, which I’m not sure is a good sign for this film. With that said, G.I. Joe: Retalliation still did well in the box office after being delayed, so I guess you never can tell.

I, Franknenstein will now be the first comic-book movie of 2014. Lets hope it is a good start.

Source: CBM