Actor Daniel Radcliffe is moving from the realm of magic into the cinematic world of dark scientific experiments. Variety reports the Harry Potter star has entered final negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein. If he signs on that dotted line to play the title role of Igor, he would be the first major star attached to the project. This latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic novel was penned by Max Landis (Chronicle, upcoming Good Time Gang) and will be helmed by director Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin).
With the project still in early development, there's official plot synopsis from 20th Century Fox on how this latest adaption differs from previous Hollywood treatments but scribe Landis told Shock Til You Drop the following:
"I began to pick apart our knowledge of 'Frankenstein' and discovered that the public’s idea of this myth comes from a million different places. I became committed to recontextualizing it all so it all worked in one story. By the end of the day, it’s a period piece and yes, it’s from Igor’s perspective, but man it’s cool. It’s the best thing I’ve written."--Max Landis
No release date has been set.