Haley Joel Osment to Play Dr. Frankenstein in Slasher Films’ Wake the Dead

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Well, it looks like one of the many various Frankenstein-based projects floating around Hollywood is about to hit the fast track as it’s landed a lead actor. Yep, Haley Joel Osment is set to star in Wake the Dead, the retelling from Slasher Films that’s set in the present day.

Haley Joel Osment, Wake the DeadPer Showblitz Jay Russell will helm the horror pic based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles with Osment playing the role of Victor Frankenstein, a college student experimenting with reversing death. Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash will produce with Michael Williams and Rob Eric through Slasher Films.

As Niles said in a previous story, “We want to recapture the quality of horror like they made them in the ’70s. Horror where you care about the characters and story. With ‘Wake the Dead, Jay Russell, Slash, and I hope to make a horror movie that sticks with you long after you’ve seen it.”

Guess we’ll see if it lives up to that promise soon. Keep it here for more as it comes.

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