Now that Harry Potter is well and truly behind him, Daniel Radcliffe is carving out a pretty impressive acting career. While he has appeared in heavy dramas like December Boys and the upcoming Kill Your Darlings, Radcliffe seems to be loving the horror genre. He has already appeared in The Woman in Black and has Alexandre Aja’s Horns on the way, but he has also taken on the role of Igor in a new version of the classic Frankenstein story.
The Sun have revealed the first image of Radcliffe as Igor, and you can view the image below. Radcliffe stars next to Jessica Brown Findlay and James McAvoy (who will be playing Victor Frankenstein)
Frankenstein has been given a release date by Twentieth Century Fox, and that date is January 16th 2015 for the US. No date has been confirmed for the UK, but I should imagine we will get it around the same time.
Frankenstein is a new version of the story which is directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push, Gangster Number 1). 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.
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.