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James McAvoy will be Dr. Frankenstein opposite Daniel Radcliffe as Igor

Jul. 25, 2013by:

20th Century Fox have found their Doctor Frankenstein after a search that included BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Jack Huston and ROCKNROLLA's Toby Kebbell. After screen testing, director Paul McGuigan's untitled FRANKENSTEIN will star X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST star James McAvoy. McAvoy will appear alongside Daniel Radcliffe who was previously cast as Igor.

Paul McGuigan's FRANKENSTEIN project has yet to find a monster or any other cast members but is aiming for a 2014 release. This will be one of many upcoming projects inspired by Mary Shelley's novel including I, FRANKENSTEIN with Aaron Eckhart and a version from Guillermo Del Toro possibly starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

This version of the story was written by Max Landis (CHRONICLE) and is a "revisionist, sci-fi take on the novel. What that means remains to be seen. Whatever the case it should be interesting to see these two actors share the screen. McGuigan has been directing mainly television recently including episode of SMASH, SCANDAL, and SHERLOCK. His best film remains GANGSTER NO 1 starring Paul Bettany. Say, Bettany would be a good choice for the Monster!

Can't be worse than this, though, can it?

Extra Tidbit: Go to the 46 minute mark in the video. You are welcome.
Source: Deadline

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2:01PM on 07/26/2013

Sigh...

Igor wasn't in the original novel and was created for the 1931 horror movie. I'm sick of all of these re imaginings while there hasn't been a well made straight adaptation of the novel with the frame narrative and original storyline in tact. That being said, McAvoy is fantastic choice for Dr.Frankenstein, hopefully they cast someone based on serious acting ability as The Monster, as opposed to some big guy who will look good on screen.
Igor wasn't in the original novel and was created for the 1931 horror movie. I'm sick of all of these re imaginings while there hasn't been a well made straight adaptation of the novel with the frame narrative and original storyline in tact. That being said, McAvoy is fantastic choice for Dr.Frankenstein, hopefully they cast someone based on serious acting ability as The Monster, as opposed to some big guy who will look good on screen.
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9:46AM on 07/26/2013

Interesting!

Very cool news but what's with the sudden saturation of Frankenstein??
Very cool news but what's with the sudden saturation of Frankenstein??
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9:57PM on 07/25/2013
What's a "sci-fi" take on Frankenstein? It's already sci-fi, fools! In fact, it's the first genuine piece of science fiction literature!
What's a "sci-fi" take on Frankenstein? It's already sci-fi, fools! In fact, it's the first genuine piece of science fiction literature!
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8:23PM on 07/25/2013
Glad to see James McAvoy getting more roles. The guy has really become a really great actor.
Glad to see James McAvoy getting more roles. The guy has really become a really great actor.
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4:09PM on 07/25/2013
McAvoy certainly is on a roll. I think he and Radcliffe could have some pretty good chemistry together.
McAvoy certainly is on a roll. I think he and Radcliffe could have some pretty good chemistry together.
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3:56PM on 07/25/2013
I swear to god as my witness I came up with this casting 2 years ago.
In my heart of hearts NOBODY is better suited as Victor Frankenstein than James McAvoy.
I swear to god as my witness I came up with this casting 2 years ago.
In my heart of hearts NOBODY is better suited as Victor Frankenstein than James McAvoy.
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4:03PM on 07/25/2013
I just am not crazy about a sci fi take on the story.
I just am not crazy about a sci fi take on the story.
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3:43PM on 07/25/2013

lol....46? try the 55 min mark and on....giant farts nicely...lol.

That actually sounds really great!! Radcliff as IGOR!!! AWESOME!!
That actually sounds really great!! Radcliff as IGOR!!! AWESOME!!
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