Continuing his journey into darker territories, the one time Boy Wizard, Daniel Radcliffe, is almost signed to appear in yet another horror film. Not content with The Woman in Black and Horns, Radcliffe is now in final negotiations to appear in a new take on the classic Frankenstein tale.
Frankenstein is a new version of the story being developed by Fox, and originally the film had Shawn Levy directing. He has since left the project, and new director Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push, Gangster Number 1) is now taking charge. The script has been written by Chronicle’s Max Landis, and will take a sci-fi approach to the Frankenstein story about a creature produced through a scientific experiment.
Radcliffe showed early interest, and it has been reported that the deal is all but done for him to play the role of the hideous hunchback, Igor. The Hunchback is described as pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown’s clothing.
Igor (spelt Ygor) is not part of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but comes from Universal’s own version of the story. He starts out in Son Of Frankenstein as a disabled blacksmith, and in Ghost Of Frankenstein has his brain transplanted into the monster.
Writer Landis has expressed an interest in exploring Igor’s character with this new film.
More as it happens…