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Daniel Radcliffe set to play Igor in Landis’ thoughtful origins tale?

March 5th, 2013 by Marc Comments


The long-rumoured Paul McGuigan and Max Landis Frankenstein project is finally moving a head it seems…

Yes, aintitcool are reporting that the movie will be told from the point of view of Igor and will be a as “a tale of friendship and redemption”.

But the big news right now is that the role of Igor will be plyed by… Harry Potter? Yes, Daniel Radcliffe will have the hump in the story. Probably.

Talking a couple of years ago when the movie first started doing the rumour rounds, Max Landis talkied about what the movie would be: “I began to pick apart our knowledge of Frankenstein and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places…I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, yeah it’s a period piece, yes it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool….it’s the best thing I’ve written.”

He spoke with ainitcool this week and said: ” it’s not some “dark and gritty retelling/bad ass action reimagining,” that’s not what I do, that’s not what I’m interested in writing. Sure, a lot of my stuff is dark, and this does have dark bits and bad ass action, but it’s ultimately about characters.

“And that’s what’s funny about it being a retelling of Frankenstein. I’m going to pose you a funny question here: When did the character Igor the Hunchbacked Assistant first appear in the Frankenstein Mythos?

“So I started watching ALL of the Frankenstein movies [and read Shelley’s original book], from Mel Brooks to Peter Cushing to Robert Deniro, and realized that the only time Igor’s actually been (Doctor?) Victor (Henry?) Frankenstein’s assistant was in the f~@kingMonster Mash!

“[So i wanted to] do it in an intelligent, hopefully, thoughtful way, about friendship and science, genius and madness, love and ambition, life and death?”

Paul McGuigan’shas directed four episodes of the BBC’s Sherlock.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….