Lionsgate’s ‘I, Frankenstein’ to Receive 3D Release
The indie studio is also to release of “Ender’s Game” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on Imax screens later this year as it eyes premium ticket pricing for select films.
TORONTO — Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein is to be released in the 3D format.
Rob Friedman, co-chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, confirmed the conversion to 3D during an analyst call Tuesday following the release of the indie studio’s third quarter results.
Friedman added both the release of Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Imax screens later this year.
Gavin Hood's Ender's Game is scheduled for a Nov. 1, 2013 release, just ahead of Catching Fire being released on Nov. 22 as the sequel to the blockbuster The Hunger Games.
“We’re selective. We do it where we think it’s appropriate for the creative, as well as for the consumer enjoyment,” Friedman said.
Aaron Eckhart will play Adam Frankenstein in I, Frankenstein, written and directed by Stuart Beattie.
I, Frankenstein, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of Underworld, is slated for a Sept. 13, 2013 release.
Lionsgate will release the picture in the U.S., with Lakeshore Entertainment handling international sales.
During the analyst call, Lionsgate execs talked up the upcoming release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which just completed scene shooting in Hawaii.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said consumer-based promotional partners have already been lined up for the launch,
The indie studio is also starting production in April on Divergent, Summit/Lionsgate’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s YA novel that, like Hunger Games, is set in a dystopian future.
“We have a great cast, rapidly taking shape,” Feltheimer said, pointing to Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet already on board.
Neil Burger is directing Divergent, which is slated for release on March 21, 2014.
Also Tuesday, Lionsgate said veteran media investor Gordon Crawford has joined its board of directors.
Crawford recently retired from Capital Research and Management, a privately-held investment management company, and has consulted for Lionsgate in the past.