New title, official synopsis for Daniel Radcliffe’s “Frankenstein”

While you’re getting excited for Dan Radcliffe’s upcoming film, What If, don’t forget about his next project, formerly titled Frankenstein. The film, in which Dan plays the hunchback Igor, has just been retitled Victor Frankenstein. And although we still have a long wait until we can see it, the official synopsis has now been released:

James McAvoy is Victor von Frankenstein, and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th-century novel.  Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor von Frankenstein, and […] the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

The film is directed by Paul McGuigan and also stars James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Mark Gatiss. It is due out in US and UK theaters on October 2, 2015.

Dan has previously stated that the role was very difficult physically, even more so than The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Are you looking forward to Victor Frankenstein?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.