Daniel Radcliffe Is Igor In the First Images from 'Victor Frankenstein'

Daniel Radcliffe Is Igor In the First Images from 'Victor Frankenstein'

Apr 24, 2015

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The story of Frankenstein, the mad scientist who creates new life out of the reanimated parts of dead people, has been told so many different ways that it feels like a story as old as time. In reality, Mary Shelley's story is a rather young 197 (for comparison, Romeo and Juliet is 427 years old), but it's been approximately 8 minutes since we've seen a new version of it, so we're due for an updating.

The latest version is titled Victor Frankenstein, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's all about him. The twist here is that it's primarily about the relationship between the mad doctor and his assistant Igor, played by James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe respectively. And today we've gotten our first look at the pair in their period piece costumes, seated in front of what certainly looks like the mangled remains that they're trying to breathe life into.

Written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Paul McGuigan (Push), Victor Frankenstein also has a medical school twist to it, so don't expect to find McAvoy cooped away in a dingy castle somewhere. In a way, that makes this closer to H.P. Lovecraft's Frankenstein parody Herbert West - Reanimator than Shelley's original, which doesn't even have Igor in it as a character; he was a creation of the movies from the early 1900s. Lovecraft's version is also about a medical student who gets thrust into a relationship with another student who is trying to bring the dead back to life, and whose experiments increasingly spiral out of control.

Victor Frankenstein hits theaters on October 2, 2015.





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