Aaron Eckhart Takes on Monstrous Role in 'I, Frankenstein'

The actor puts a spin on a classic horror icon in his new thriller.
3:00 | 01/21/14

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Aaron eckhart has taken on so many different roles on the big screen from Julia Robert bs' biker boyfriend to enemy twoface and now a new spin on a horror icon playing the Frankenstein they willer "I, Frankenstein." Take a look. ♪ and Aaron joins us now. Thanks for coming in. That is a different kind of Frankenstein there. Yeah, it's sort of the next chapter after Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, given him a completely new look. We went Sans bowls and square head. I mean, we've sort of updated him. Gave him a fresh look and gave him new challenges. He's been wandering the Earth a couple hundred years and what does he jump into. He's sort of, you know, living in the shadows, angry at his father and confronted by two opposing forces that are very powerful that basically good and evil, gargoyles and demons and has to make a choice between two and the consequences are ultimately mankind so a man who has never thought of others because everybody has been so -- everybody's been so, you know, unkind to him now has to think about others and make a choice based on others and he's never done that before. What's it like going home with Frankenstein every day? You know, it's tough. He's full of rage at his father, doesn't understand why he's a monster, why he scares everybody. He is a very sensitive soul. He is a poet and just trying to assimilate into society. You have to dwell on the dark side. But you -- you've played a lot of villains but have had a complicated relationship with that. At one point you want to say I don't want to play those villains anymore. I think I didn't want to play bad guys because there's not a lot of complexity in the bad guy and they're sort of one-dimensional. I think you can make a complicated hero and make them mul multidimensional as we are as human beings. You're a real good sport on the Twitter mirror but you're not much of a Twitter guy. No, I try to hide myself versus expose myself to the world. So social immediate were is a little bit difficult. I like getting my news from Twitter, you know, realtime news and sports and stuff like that so there is a use for it, but I don't like to -- people to know where I am. Thanks for playing along with it today. It premieres tonight. "I, Frankenstein" opens this

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