“Chuck” starlet Yvonne Strahovski will wake the dead in Lakeshore Entertainment’s I, Frankenstein, a futuristic re-imagining of Mary Shelly’s classic novel adapted from Kevin Grevioux’s (”Underworld”) graphic comic.
A sequel of sorts, I, Frankenstein reveals that Victor Frankenstein’s monster (Aaron Eckhart) did not commit suicide, but is instead living in a Gothic metropolis where two immortal clans have been feuding for centuries. Strahovski will play a scientist duped into reanimating the dead by a demon leader (Bill Nighy).
The Stuart Beattie-directed film will shoot this winter in Australia and is slated for release on Feb. 2, 2013.
Strahovski, who is coming off the Jason Statham action vehicle Killer Elite, is best known for her role as CIA agent Sarah Walker on the NBC comedy “Chuck.” Her horror creds include the Australian outback frightener Gone and Magnolia Pictures’ man-vs-wild thriller The Canyon.