So, the big news is that Daniel Radcliffe is in some serious negotiations to join Fox’s upcoming (and yet untitled) adaptation of Frankenstein. Well, why not…? But the thing is that this project is (still) quite a mess. I mean, some say that it’s going to be sci-fi take on the classic story, some describe it as a tale of friendship and redemption. We’re a little bit confused, although Radcliffe-part of the story sounds pretty cool at this moment.
If negotiations with Radcliffe work out, he would come on board to play Igor, and according to the latest reports, Fox plans to start production this fall, right after Harry Potter star ends his work on Cripple of Irishmaan.
Paul McGuigan is now on board to direct the whole thing, instead of previously attached Shawn Levy.
McGuigan will direct the project from a script written by Max Landis, who, back in 2011, revealed:
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, it’s a period piece and yes, it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool. It’s the best thing I’ve written.
Well, we’re definitely interested in more!
In case you share our optimism – stay tuned for more Frankenstein updates!