Daniel Radcliffe Discusses His FRANKENSTEIN Project
One project I'm really looking forward to seeing Daniel Radcliffe in is the Frankenstein film in which he plays Igor. The actor recently did an interview with XM Radio, and he discussed his part and the film, saying,
"[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."
Radcliffe goes on to talk about the major difference that you'll see in the movie, and one of many things that screenwriter Max Landis has brought to the table,
"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 sounds like it could really be great, and I'm excited for it. It has previously 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, 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 also explore where Igor came from, and if Victor Frankenstein was actually a doctor or a drop out. Igor is also described as being pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown's clothing.
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on October 17th, 2014.