Haley Joel Osment Will “Wake the Dead”

28 Jun

Haley Joel Osment was once the talk of Hollywood after 1999’s The Sixth Sense earned him an Oscar Nomination at the age of 11. He then floundered around doing some other films like Pay it Forward and Secondhand Lions before practically disappearing off the screen. Well, he’s back, and he seems to have found a new way of dealing with dead people, bringing them back to life.

According to Variety, Osment is slated to star in an upcoming film called Wake the Dead, which will join the ranks of numerous Frankenstein reboots that are about to hit the screens. However, Osment is the only official star attached to any of them. Wake the Dead ,  based on a graphic novel of the same name, is a modern take on the Mary Shelley novel and Osment will play the main character, a college student who is trying to figure out a way reverse death. Slash, the Guns N’ Roses guitarist, and his company Slasher Films are producing.

That's madness. Slash isn't real, he is like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

I am glad to see Osment return to the screen, since he did display a lot of talent when he was younger. He apparently removed himself from the main Hollywood scene to focus on schooling, which is a smart move, so now that that is over maybe we will see him pop up more.

As for the project itself it might be fun to see this type of adaptation, but with all the Frankenstein reboots set in motion, it might just feel like it is beating a dead horse.

What are your thoughts about this? Are you glad to see Osment return? Is the adaptation a good idea? Or should Frankenstein just stay dead this time?

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