Not too long ago we learned that 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Frankenstein was looking to possibly cast either Jack Huston or Toby Kebbel for the role of Victor Von Frankenstein. Either of those would have been great choices for the title character, but Fox decided to go with another great actor in James McAvoy. That’s right, McAvoy will star alongside Daniel Radliffe’s Igor in the Paul McGuigan Frankenstein adaptation!
McGuigan was brought on last year to the direct the film from a script by Max Landis that aims to put the focus on Frankenstein’s Assistant. The only real details we know about the flick is that it will bring a sci-fi twist to the classic story instead of following the novel. I’m pretty excited about this new. McAvoy is a fantastic actor who will no doubt bring something special to the iconic character. With Radcliffe’s Igor starring alongside McAvoy, this could potentially be one hell of an adaptation.
Right now the film’s release date is currently set for October 17th, 2014.