IMAX Corporation and Lionsgate have announced that "I, Frankenstein" will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released into IMAX theatres across the U.S. beginning January 24, 2014 as well as a number of international territories.
Helmed by Australian screen writer and director Stuart Beattie, "I Frankenstein" stars fellow Aussies Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto and Jai Courtney with Bill Nighy and Aaron Eckhard.
"I, Frankenstein" is the kind of action thriller IMAX fans seek out," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. "The producers certainly have a strong track record – with the Underworld franchise having grossed more than $460 million at the global box office – and we're excited to team up with them once again as they launch this all new cinematic world."
"We're very pleased to extend our longstanding partnership with IMAX around the world, and we're thrilled to bring audiences an immersive experience in IMAX that will give resonance to I, Frankenstein's visual scope and effects," said Lionsgate President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution Richard Fay.
200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam (Eckhart), still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind.
The action thriller "I, Frankenstein" is written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie from a screen story by Grevioux and Beattie. The film is brought to life by a cast that includes Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.