Aaron Eckhart

April 04, 2014 | 7:00 a.m.

Exclusive ‘I, Frankenstein’ Blu-ray trailer: Aaron Eckhart in action

Aaron Eckhart in a scene from "I, Frankenstein." (Ben King / Lionsgate)
The Aaron Eckhart-starring fantasy action film “I, Frankenstein” is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD next month, and Hero Complex readers get an exclusive first look at a new trailer for the home video release. The film, based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, follows Frankenstein’s monster (Eckhart) as he becomes embroiled in a battle between celestial gargoyles and infernal demons — two immortal races at war, with the fate of humankind in the balance. In addition to Eckhart, the January release stars Bill Nighy as the demon prince Naberius; Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”) as a scientist who experiments with reanimating corpses; Miranda Otto (“The Lord of the Rings”) as queen of the gargoyles; Jai Courtney (“Divergent”) as the leader of the gargoyle army; and Grevioux (“Underworld”) as the demon prince’s right-hand man. Though the film, directed by Stuart Beattie, opened […]
July 20, 2013 | 4:16 p.m.

Comic-Con: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ star Jennifer Lawrence shines

Jennifer Lawrence
A cast of six actors took the stage to talk about “The Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire” at Hall H Saturday, including rock star Lenny Kravitz, but it was Jennifer Lawrence that the 6,500 fans were most excited to see. The newly anointed Oscar winner who plays heroine Katniss Everdeen was her usual mixture of honesty and self-deprecating humor as she and her cast mates debuted the “Catching Fire” trailer for the first time to raucous applause. The young adult adaptation followed a sneak peak of Stuart Beattie’s new film “I, Frankenstein,” which stars Aaron Eckhart as a modernized version of the monster originally created by author Mary Shelley. Eckhart took the stage with co-star Yvonne Strahovski (who plays an electro-physicist), Beattie and graphic novelist Kevin Grevioux. FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 “This is the next chapter of Mary […]
July 19, 2012 | 7:15 a.m.

‘Dark Knight Rises’ primer: Going back to Gotham? Read our recap first

Batman is forced to question his own moral code and reckon with how far he’ll go to stop someone as deranged as the Joker. He finally apprehends the villain, only to learn that a now-unhinged Dent is on a killing spree in retaliation for Dawes’ murder. The situation culminates in a standoff involving Batman, Dent, Gordon and his young son, and ends in Dent’s death. (Photo credit: Warner Bros)
When director Christopher Nolan brought Batman out of the shadows seven years ago in “Batman Begins” and carried on the character’s adventures in “The Dark Knight,” he produced a hero and setting appropriate for the times: a grim, hard-nosed loner in a world racked by corruption, shaken by terrorism and standing on shaky moral ground. With the concluding chapter “The Dark Knight Rises” poised to plunge into blackness once again, here’s a refresher on what brought us to the brink: CLICK THROUGH THE PHOTO GALLERY ABOVE TO REVISIT KEY CHARACTERS AND EVENTS.  BE SURE THE “CAPTIONS ON” OPTION IS ACTIVATED. (And if you haven’t seen either film, just an obvious warning that spoilers lie ahead.) – Oliver Gettell RECENT AND RELATED Christopher Nolan opens up about Bane choice Christian Bale says goodbye to Gotham ‘DKR’: Where to see the IMAX […]
March 14, 2011 | 12:56 p.m.

‘Battle: Los Angeles’ sequel? Aaron Eckhart is ready ‘to wear the uniform again’

"Battle: Los Angeles" (Columbia Pictures)
“Battle: Los Angeles” won the weekend with $36 million in domestic box office and star Aaron Eckhart said he’s ready to re-enlist to carry on the fight against aliens in a second film. “I very much enjoyed wearing the uniform of Staff Sgt. Nantz and I’m very proud of this film,” Eckhart told me this morning when he called from Paris. “It wouldn’t be the worst thing to do, that’s for sure. I’m ready to wear the uniform again. Filming this movie was a great experience and I’d be happy to see that experience continue.” The 43-year-old actor said the high-intensity film shoot and the camaraderie in the story and on the set really resonated with him on a personal level. “To me this movie, I put my heart and soul into it. It was the hardest movie I ever made […]
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