Published On: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013

‘Frankenstein’ first look: James McAvoy as Victor, Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and the Hunchback

Fans are getting their first look at James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in the new adaptation of Frankenstein.

The first set photo of Radcliffe reveals the Harry Potter star dapper and noticeably without a hump. Within hours, fans can be assured that Igor appears to have a hump (or possibly a fellow hunchback) based on the release of the wanted poster.

Here fans get a look at James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as Victor Frankenstein.

Radcliffe has said is “far and away the best script [he’s] read coming out of a big studio in the time that [he’s] been off Harry Potter.”

The story is based around the character of Frankenstein’s hunchback lab assistant Igor, who does not appear in Shelley’s original novel. Since the film is at Fox, similarities to the classic Frankenstein monster from Universal seem very unlikely.

Official synopsis: The latest cinematic re-interpretation of the sci-fi/horror classic novel is headlined by former Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and young Professor X (i.e. award-winner James McAvoy) as Victor Von Frankenstein, alongside Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) as the object of Igor’s affection.

Bronson Webb (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) is set to play Rafferty.


Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis penned the script, with Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) set to direct.

Frankenstein officially arrives in theaters in 2015.
Daniel Radcliffe as Igor Frankenstein

Frankenstein wanted poster Victor James McAvoy

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