Victor Frankenstein (film)

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Victor Frankenstein
Directed by Paul McGuigan
Produced by John Davis
Written by Max Landis
Based on Frankenstein 
by Mary Shelley
Starring James McAvoy
Daniel Radcliffe
Jessica Brown Findlay
Cinematography Fabian Wagner
Davis Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • October 2, 2015 (2015-10-02)
Country United States
Language English

Victor Frankenstein is an upcoming American horror film based on contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein, and is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Max Landis. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as the hunchback Igor and James McAvoy as the scientist Victor Frankenstein. The film is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on October 2, 2015.



The project was first announced by 20th Century Fox in 2011 with Max Landis set to write the script.[5] In September 2012, it was announced that Paul McGuigan would direct the film.[6] Daniel Radcliffe also began talks to join the film that month and officially joined the cast as Igor in March 2013.[7] In July 2013, James McAvoy joined the cast to play Victor Von Frankenstein.[1] In September 2013, Jessica Brown Findlay joined the cast of the film.[2]

In October 2013, the film's release date was pushed back from October 17, 2014, to January 16, 2015.[8] In March 2014, the film was pushed back again to October 2, 2015.[9] Filming mostly took place in the United Kingdom, with stage filming at Longcross and Twickenham Film Studios, and location shooting at Chatham Historic Dockyard.[10] Principal photography began on November 25, 2013, and ended on March 20, 2014.[11][12]


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  6. ^ Kit, Borys (5 September 2012). "'Sherlock' Director Boards Fox's 'Frankenstein'". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (28 February 2013). "Daniel Radcliffe Is Putting It Together For Fox's 'Frankenstein'". Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Gets Fall 2014 Release". Hollywood Reporter. 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  9. ^ "Fox Announces Release Dates for THE FANTASTIC FOUR 2, WOLVERINE, Untitled Marvel Film, and More". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  10. ^ Pippa Considine (2013-11-29). "News & Comments". Televisual. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
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  12. ^ "‘On The Set’ For 3/24/14: Nicole Kidman Starts ‘Strangerland’, ‘Frankenstein’ Wraps For 20th Century Fox". Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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