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Daniel Radcliffe Cast as Igor in Max Landis’ ‘Frankenstein’

Daniel Radcliffe, Frankenstein
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Daniel Radcliffe is set to get creepy as Igor, Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s assistant in Max Landis‘ ‘Frankenstein.’

There have been over half a dozen ‘Frankenstein’ adaptations in the works for some time now, ranging from ‘I, Frankenstein,’ starring Aaron Eckhart and Bill Nighy, to Guillermo del Toro‘s Frankenstein project, which may or may not still be a thing.

There’s also this one: ‘Frankenstein,’ penned by Max Landis (‘Chronicle’) and set to be helmed by Paul McGuigan (‘Lucky Number Slevin’) for 20th Century Fox. Variety reports that the film is still moving ahead and has just cast Daniel Radcliffe, who just completed work on another dark story, the adaptation of Joe Hill’s ‘Horns.’

Radcliffe will play Igor in the film, which is said to focus on his character rather than Dr. Frankenstein and his monster. In an interview in 2011, Landis said the film is definitely still a period piece and explained his approach to the material:

“I began to pick apart our knowledge of Frankenstein and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places…I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, yeah it’s a period piece, yes it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool….it’s the best thing I’ve written.”

‘Frankenstein’ is set to begin shooting this fall, after Radcliffe finishes participating in the stage play ‘Cripple of Inishmaan.’

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