Yesterday we got another taste of Aaron Eckhart’s Frankenstein movie, but his movie isn’t the only one putting a new twist on the Mary Shelley story. Daniel Radcliffe (“Woman in Black”) is currently working on a project with James McAvoy in which he plays the malformed assistant Igor.
What’s interesting about this project is that it tells the Frankenstein story, but from the perspective of Victor Frankenstein’s assistant. Igor, of course, wasn’t a part of the original Frankenstein story, but it’s still an interesting take on the subject which has seen many iterations over the years.
Today we’ve gotten our first look at Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor and I must say that it’s not what I expected. The traditional image of the character is that of a hunchbacked figure with severe deformities. Instead, this Igor seems to be a more slightly disheveled British man. Check out the image below which comes courtesy of The Sun.
Despite not capturing the classic image of the character, I’m still excited to see how the characterization is handled and to see how they flesh out someone who has been more of a sideshow oddity than an actual character. The film will be directed by Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) while Radcliffe will play Igor and McAvoy will take on the role of Victor Frankenstein. The film is being written by Max Landis who previously wrote “Chronicle.”