Over two years ago Daniel Radcliffe signed on to be the Igor in a new Frankenstein movie, and it was July 2013 when James Mcavoy joined him as the infamous mad scientist. It’s taken a while to get things together but now the movie is heading towards a September UK release, and Empire has posted the first images from the set of the film.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.’
McAvoy comments, “As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well. That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”
It’s an interesting idea and it’ll be interesting to see if it works. As it has a script by Max Landis (Chronicle), hopefully it will.