He used to see the dead, now Haley Joel Osment will WAKE THE DEAD

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
June 28th, 2011

Now here's someone I haven't seen since 2003's SECOND HAND LIONS. Variety has reported that Haley Joel Osment has just signed on to star in WAKE THE DEAD. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Steven Niles, WAKING THE DEAD will be a modern day retelling of one of Mary Shelley's most famous piece of work, Frankenstein. The updated story follows "Victor Franklin [Osment], a college student experimenting with reversing death."

Jay Russell (MY DOG SKIP) will directed the film; he, along with Jim Hart, adapted the screenplay. Guns 'n' Roses lead guitarist Slash will produce the film with Michael Williams and Rob Eric (Slasher Films).

According to Eric, playing Franklin "allows him to break out of his shell," - I couldn't agree more. Growing up as a child star, Osment proved he could star alongside some of Hollywood's biggest stars. I haven't seen his latest indie, SASSY PANTS (still in post-production), but this could possibly be a career turning for the actor.

Source Latino Review

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