We’ve just received our first look at Daniel Radcliffe (The Harry Potter Series) as Igor from an upcoming Frankenstein adaptation, directed by Paul McCuigan (Lucky Number Slevin). Igor is the lab assistant of Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, who creates a monster using … Continue reading

First Look At Daniel Radcliffe As Igor In ‘Frankenstein’

Igor Frankenstein

We’ve just received our first look at Daniel Radcliffe (The Harry Potter Series) as Igor from an upcoming Frankenstein adaptation, directed by Paul McCuigan (Lucky Number Slevin). Igor is the lab assistant of Dr. Victor von Frankenstein, who creates a monster using the reanimated body parts of several dead men. The doctor will be played by James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class).

Here’s our glimpse of Radcliffe in character.

Radcliffe Igor Frankenstein,

Notable here is that they’re not going for the hobbled-over hunchback of previous incarnations. The character of Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant has taken several forms in the cinematic adaptations of Mary Shelley’s novel. The character’s name has even changed several times, with Igor being the name that stayed in the pop culture lexicon.

This new Frankenstein is currently scheduled to lurk into theaters in January of 2015. It’s working on a screenplay written by Max Landis (Chronicle). Actress Jessica Brown Findlay, of BBC’s Downton Abbey, will also appear in the film.

At this time, not much else is known about the production, or how it intends to put its own stamp on the Frankenstein mythos. It’ll be the second look at Frankenstein’s monster to hit theaters within a year, with Aaron Eckhart’s I, Frankenstein coming out on January 24. Eckhart’s, though, is based on a graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux and is more of comic book action film. Based on the last trailer I saw for I, Frankenstein, it wouldn’t appear that McCuigan’s production has much to worry about in terms of anyone stealing the Frankenstein mojo.

Source: The Sun

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  • Steve-O

    Marty Feldman did it better

  • yup

    when are they going to make a true adaptation of the book?!
    branaugh got close, but made some dumb decision
    now they’re going back to the old (and inaccurate) stereotype of Igor the assistant that first appeared in film, not paper. hollywood putting more shit on the pile

  • Dyce Raptor

    Looks like Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

  • sonrix

    Looks like Severus Snape … LOL

  • HUNTERofTROLLZ

    Well, hmmm.
    Needs more… ‘Hump.’
    Less… ‘Purple/Lavender.’

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    What always confuses me, even after watching the Trailer for the IFrankestein movie. The Doctor’s name was Frankenstein…not the Monster right? But everyone refers to the monster as Frankenstein?

  • Brian James

    The monster never had a name, simply “Frankenstein’s Monster”. It has been incorrectly referred to as Frankenstein for years.