Broadway alum Daniel Radcliffe is ditching Hogwarts for the laboratory in a new film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, according to Deadline.com. The 20th Century Fox film, written by Max Landis, will be a re-imagined version of the classic novel. No additional casting, filming schedule or release date have been set.
Now for some Frankenstein trivia: Although the character of Igor is commonly associated with Shelley’s Frankenstein, the hunchbacked assistant doesn’t actually appear in the 1818 novel. A similar character appears in its subsequent 1931 film adaptation, although he is known as Fritz, not Igor. The character does, however, appear in the 1974 film spoof Young Frankenstein (as well as its subsequent Broadway adaptation), and has become a traditional stock character in monster movies throughout the years.
Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in Equus, and went on to star as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Best known as the title character in the Harry Potter movies, Radcliffe’s additional film and TV credits include the upcoming Kill Your Darlings, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, The Woman in Black, December Boys and Robot Chicken. The actor is the winner of three Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, and was voted Broadway.com's Star of the Year twice by his adoring fans.