I, Frankenstein set for September 26 release in Australia

18 January, 2013 by Brendan Swift

The release of Australian action-thriller I, Frankenstein has been set for September 26, almost two weeks after the US release.

The $50 million film was shot in Melbourne and stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski. In late-2012, US distributor Lionsgate pushed back I, Frankenstein's release by almost seven months (to September 13) to make way for the release of another film. 

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The majority of I, Frankenstein's visual effects work is being performed by respected California-based VFX house Luma Pictures (The Avengers, Oz: The Great and Powerful), which recently established an Australian shop in Melbourne.

The film is one of the first to be co-produced by Hopscotch Features, the production arm set up by distributor Troy Lum, screenwriter John Collee (Master and Commander) and producer Andrew Mason (Tomorrow: When The War Began).

Hopscotch Features' second high-profile film, sensual drama Mothers, stars Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, and is also expected to be released later this year. Both films will be distributed by Hopscotch Films/eOne in Australia.

Distributors have also recently set release dates for a number of other Australian films including Drift (May 9 – Hopscotch/eOne), Satellite Boy (May 16 – Hopscotch/eOne), Patrick (October 17 – Umbrella Entertainment), and The Railway Man (October 24 – Paramount/Transmission). 

Contact this reporter at bswift@if.com.au or on Twitter at @bcswift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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