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.