We've already heard that the Igor in Paul McGuigan’s adaptation of Frankenstein was going to be very different from anything we've seen before. The character is being played by Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, and as you can see, he's not sporting the hunchback that Igor has become famous for.
The movie has been described as a sci-fi take on the original Mary Shelley story, which focuses on themes of friendship and redemption. In a previous interview, screenwriter Max Landis revealed that it will be a period piece told from the perspective of the character Igor, and all the interesting misconceptions surrounding the mythology of the story and character. The movie will explore where Igor came from, and if Victor Frankenstein was actually a doctor or a drop out. Igor has also been described as being pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown's clothing. Radcliffe has this to say about the movie in a previous interview,
"[Landis] taken the mythologies that we all think we know — we have this idea of a monster and a crazy scientist and kind of a hunchbacked assistant — but we don't really know where all these parts came from.
"I think what Max has done with this is first of all he's given Igor a backstory which you never really see before. And so, that’s I think one of the biggest differences is that you'll finally see him granted a life and a backstory and it's about these two young guys at the forefront of science."
The movie will hit theaters on January 16th, 2015.
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