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Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2013

Latest News: ‘I Frankenstein’ poster, ‘The Princess Bride’ musical and new ‘Hobbit’ featurette

Just to catch up on a few news bits from the last couple of days.

I Frankenstein posterGargoyles, demons and Frankenstein – all part of the new comic book adaptation called I, Frankenstein.

A brand new poster features the monster, called Adam Frankenstein, along a timeline where the creature did not die in a fire, but has lived on. Dark Knight star Aaron Eckart plays the titular character as the film arrives January 24, 2014. (official synopsis below)

The Princess Bride’ Musical

A musical adaptation of The Princess Bride is finally coming to the stage.

“Finally,” because we know fans are clamoring for such an event and the execs at Disney have finally caved.

The Princess Bride author and screenwriter William Goldman will develop a stage musical version of the classic story after a deal with The Mouse.

Goldman penned the fairy tale novel The Princess Bride in 1973 and wrote the script for director Rob Reiner’s fantastic 1987 feature film adaptation, so it’s fitting that he’ll also be behind the stage musical.  Source: THR.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Beorn’s house

New featurette worth checking out.

The marketing has kept Beorn (Mikael Persbrandt) under wraps, and for those who don’t know, he’s a “skinchanger”. Warner Bros. has released a new featurette about the character, and Ian McKellen best describes him as, “A man who is sometimes a bear, and a bear who is sometimes a man.”  This transformation calls for a large house , and the featurette literally goes inside Beorn’s home. 

 

 

‘I Frankenstein’Official Synopsis:

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 the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN, written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel “I, Frankenstein” by Kevin Grevioux, and brought to life by a cast that includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.

 

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