Forgive us for the following '90s reference, but Haley Joel Osment is about to see dead people ... again (cue laugh track). The 23-year-old actor, who secured an Oscar nomination for his role in 'The Sixth Sense,' has just been cast in 'Wake the Dead,' a modern-day retelling of the Frankenstein story. The movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name and will be directed by Jay Russell ('My Dog Skip').

The former child star has kept quiet for awhile now, mostly acting in small indie roles and lending his voice to the video game 'Kingdom Hearts,' so it's nice to see Osment finally returning to bigger films.

Hit the jump to see what character he will be playing in 'Wake the Dead.'

Osment has been cast as a college student looking to reverse the process of death. Surprisingly, this film will be produced by former Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash.

Do you think casting Haley Joel Osment in another death-related film is a smart move?

[via Variety]