Just a few weeks ago I reported that Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan had replaced Shawn Levy in Fox’s upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic novel, Frankenstein. With a new director in place and a budget that Fox is comfortable with things seem to be moving along quite nicely for the classic monster tale.
Now, it looks like Harry Potter and The Woman in Black star Daniel Radcliffe is interested in playing the leading role of Hunchback in McGuigan’s newest take on Frankenstein.
Once the script is finished — which is currently finalizing — the studio will begin serious talks with potential actors. Penned by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, this version plans to put a sci-fi spin on the tale about a creature produced through a scientific experiment. The character of Hunchback is also being described as pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing.
This would be a very cool role for Radcliffe but as of right now it’s all speculation. More on Frankenstein as it becomes available.