While camera’s rolled on Dan’s latest period epic Frankenstein on November 25th, today we’re getting our first look at him in character as Igor.
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In an interview with SiriusXM last month, Dan heeded that this role would be far more complex than previous iterations of the character, saying:
“[Screenwriter Landis] taken the mythologies that we all think we know — we have this idea of a monster and a crazy scientist and kind of a hunchbacked assistant — but we don’t really know where all these parts came from,” Radcliffe said, explaining that the new film will play with the tropes that stuck to the tale from a variety of sources, be it the original novel or the many, many movies.
“I think what Max has done with this is first of all he’s given Igor a backstory which you never really see before,” Radcliffe said. “And so, that’s I think one of the biggest differences is that you’ll finally see him granted a life and a backstory and it’s about these two young guys at the forefront of science.”
Currently filming on location in Kent’s Historic Dockyard, local website Kentonline states “the movie is said to offer a “revisionist” take on the classic horror novel, telling the story through the eyes of Igor.”
Frankenstein is slated for theatrical release on October 17th, 2014.