Prolific British character actor Billy Nighy is in talks to join the cast of I, Frankenstein, Variety reports. The Pirates of the Caribbean star will reportedly play the primary villain, a “demon prince” tasked with tracking down and capturing Aaron Eckhart’s Adam, aka Frankenstein’s monster. The film is based on Underworld co-creator Kevin Grevioux’s graphic novel, and will be directed by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra writer Stuart Beattie.
Production on I, Frankenstein is slated to begin in Australia in February of next year, with plans for a February 22, 2013, release.
Billy Nighy’s voice can be heard in the upcoming animated film Arthur Christmas. Click on the image below for more photos of the venerable actor: