X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST's James McAvoy Cast As Fox's Victor Von FRANKENSTEIN

James McAvoy, who will soon be seen again as a younger Charles Xavier in next summer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, has landed the role of Victor Von Frankenstein in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein adaptation, which also stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor.

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By Paul Romano - 7/25/2013


According to Deadline, 20th Century Fox has finally found an actor to play Victor Von Frankenstein in its big screen adaptation of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. James McAvoy, who starred in the studio's X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Days Of Future Past as a young Charles Xavier, will play the creator of the infamous monster alongside Daniel Radcliffe's Igor. Jack Huston and Toby Kebell are among the actors who previously tested for the role. Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) is attached to direct the adaptation, which may begin production later this year. Frankenstein is set to hit theaters October 17th, 2014.
Source: Deadline
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whoa123 - 7/25/2013, 11:47 AM
I'm really interested to see Radcliffe as Igor.
kisama - 7/25/2013, 11:48 AM
^it's pronounced eye-gawr...sorry couldn't resist
kisama - 7/25/2013, 11:49 AM
and speaking of James, has anyone seen Trance?
complete mind[frick]
airbeyonder18 - 7/25/2013, 11:52 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
grifdeadpoolteabag - 7/25/2013, 11:53 AM
Following Alec Newman; first in Dune, now in Frankenstein.
Nubase - 7/25/2013, 11:55 AM
trance was crazy, that movie took me through hell and back

But the next movie we all need to check mcavoy in is Filth, check out the trailer to that movie

But this movie looks interesting
TheAmazingSpiderMan310 - 7/25/2013, 11:56 AM
how many goddamn Frankenstein movies do we need?
PrinceOfCrime - 7/25/2013, 11:58 AM
so next year we have 2 Hercules movies and 2 Frankenstein movies. Why?? It's not like we need 2 of them
jlabatman - 7/25/2013, 11:59 AM
So Professor X is making Harry Potter his bitch? Sounds good to me!
kisama - 7/25/2013, 12:01 PM
@ZodMaster: hollywood's pockets don't want you to think that though.
TheIlluminati - 7/25/2013, 12:05 PM
@ZodMaster it's real simple.......$$$$$$$$$$ makes the world go 'round
DioFoRio - 7/25/2013, 12:06 PM
interested in Landis' script for this. That kid is pretty good.
gambgel - 7/25/2013, 12:09 PM
Cool!

this could end having a pretty fine Casting, now its time for a female lead!
RJ4651 - 7/25/2013, 12:12 PM
I wonder how many times Hollywood can milk this dead cow of a story. Yea it's a classic, I understand that, but damn. Give us some kind of new twist or spin to it. May or may not be good, but we the fans deserve something better than just a retelling of this dinasaur aged story.
WeaponX93 - 7/25/2013, 12:13 PM
I'm still waiting for a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley's original story. Any other literature geeks with me? That being said, if McAvoy's and Eckhart's look good, I'll probably see them.
Greengo - 7/25/2013, 12:22 PM
Well we've seen how how White House Down did on the heels of Olympus Has Fallen.

No wonder Hollywood is in crisis.
Greengo - 7/25/2013, 12:26 PM
They need to continue with the Biblical epic trend.

The Bible was massively successful and has/will spawn multiple series, books, etc, etc.

Aronofsky's interpretation of the story of Noah will probably do very well.

Hollyweird is so squeamish, it's like all the studio's don't want any risk and would rather use and reuse stories and plots over and over again, occasionally even months apart, than to take a financial risk on something different.

Greengo - 7/25/2013, 12:30 PM
Biblical epics where hugely successful in the past. But anti-Christian Hollywood doesn't want to lend any of what the perceive to be credence to Christianity.

Fortunately Hollywood is money motivated and those types of films and projects pay dividends.

Hollywood saw how successful The Passion was.

I guess they were waiting until someone other than Mel Gibson proves it.
kisama - 7/25/2013, 12:35 PM
@Greengo: The majority of the U.S. is christian. Why would hollywood be afraid of making biblical movies? I'm not personally christian but I enjoy biblical movies. From Hell used to be one of my favorites.
fettastic - 7/25/2013, 12:38 PM
Hard to believe Radcliff is actually getting roles.
kisama - 7/25/2013, 12:38 PM
Not From Hell, Ninth Gate. Though From Hell is still pretty good.
TheSuperguy - 7/25/2013, 12:40 PM
I just hope this respects the original film and is a throwback to that.
Ramiel - 7/25/2013, 12:44 PM
Another Frankenstein movie?
Starlight - 7/25/2013, 12:45 PM
And so the NEW ERA OF FRANKENSTEIN movies begin....
Ramiel - 7/25/2013, 12:49 PM
@Greengo

Yea, more Biblical epics would be nice. Hopefully, Noah is really good with that awesome cast.
Splenda - 7/25/2013, 2:48 PM
nice casting
now get Michael Shannon to play the monster and we'll be all set
TheAmarilloBlack - 7/25/2013, 3:20 PM
Ya'll are funny as hell saying that most of this country is "Christian". (see what I did there?)

Greengo is exactly right, Hollywood is almost entirely Anti-Christian, nigh Satanic.

Ya'll saw how quick they canned Paradise Lost. It does not get more Biblically epic than that (though not at all canonical).

We'll get a deluge after Noah, though. Pun intended.
TheAmarilloBlack - 7/25/2013, 3:38 PM
The same problems were posed with Avatar, it still got made. But I wasn't even trying to correlate that with the FACT that Hollywood is Satanic. That would be stupid, it's a movie ABOUT Satan. Dumb shit.

TheAmarilloBlack - 7/25/2013, 3:41 PM
He asked to make Spider-Man too, didn't get made.

If you were smarter you would qualify to be an idiot.
TheAmarilloBlack - 7/25/2013, 3:45 PM
You can't "responded" to it because you aren't intelligent enough to recognize an insult of that magnitude.

You need some adult "observation" yourself, sport.
TheAmarilloBlack - 7/25/2013, 3:45 PM
Supervision, even. lol
Canary - 7/25/2013, 7:45 PM

Trance sucked...
abw2 - 7/26/2013, 2:37 PM

Hmm, interesting news, to be sure... *maybe*/P :)

AUSSYACE - 7/27/2013, 8:43 AM
Make sure the Monster looks like the Original film...

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