A couple of weeks ago it was revealed that Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston were testing for the role of Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Fox’s planned new take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale. However neither of them scored the role, as Deadline now reports that James McAvoy is in the middle of making a deal for the movie.
He’ll join Daniel Radcliffe, who’s long been attached to play the servant Igor in the movie (it’s still no clear if Igor has been made a more central role in this take, or whether Radcliffe just wants to be a hunchback).
Chronicle’s Max Landis wrote the script for this new take on Frankenstein, with Paul McGuigan (Push) set to direct. The film promises a new take on the story, putting a sci-fi spin on the tale a creature that is produced by a scientific experiment.
The studio is hoping to move forward as soon as possible, as there are various other Frankenstein movies in development all over Hollywood – and that’s not to mention the more modern I Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, which is out early next year.