James McAvoy Cast as Victor Von Frankenstein!
X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy has been cast in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of Mary Shelley's monster classic, Frankenstein. He is set to play Victor Von Frankenstien alongside Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Jack Huston and Toby Kebbel were also up for the role, but the producers didn't go that direction. I think McAvoy is a great choice, and it will be fun to see him and Radcliffe work together.
The movie was written by Max Landis (Chronicle), and it 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, 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. It's also said to be a tale of friendship and redemption. Igor is also described as being pathologically dirty and dressed in old clown's clothing.
I'm excited to see how this movie turns out. It sounds like they were able to give it a fun and interesting twist.