James McAvoy to Portray Dr. Frankenstein in Upcoming Film

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20th Century Fox has cast James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Wanted) as Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein in their upcoming, unnamed film project.

Daniel Radcliffe will portray Frankenstein's assistant, Igor, and interestingly he'll be more of a focus in the film. It will also have more of a sci-fi twist to it, rather than being another rehash of Mary Shelley's classic tale.

This version will be penned by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin). As of now, McAvoy and Radcliffe are the only members to have been cast in the film.

Production is set to begin this fall and the project has a tentative release date of Oct. 17, 2014.

-Nowal Massari