Haley Joel Osment Set To “Wake the Dead”

The now grown-up Haley Joel Osment (“A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “The Sixth Sense”) is set to star in the comic adaptation “Wake the Dead” for Slasher Films says Variety

Osment will play Victor Franklin, a college student experimenting with reversing death in this contemporary take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,.

Jay Russell will direct the horror film based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles. Russell and Jim Hart adapted the script while former Guns ‘n’ Roses lead guitarist Slash will produce alongside Michael Williams and Rob Eric.

The film is one of at least a half dozen Frankenstein-based projects currently in development at various studios.