Friday, March 1, 2013

"It's alive! It's alive!"

Here's some intriguing news on the film front: there's a revisionist Frankenstein film in the works, and Harry Potter himself is circling the part of Igor. 

Adding to the intrigue, the man who provided the script is none other than Max Landis, son of legendary director John Landis.  The role of Igor is integral to his version of the Mary Shelley classic, and Daniel Radcliffe was quick to dismiss the notion that the picture would be anything resembling a faithful adaption. 

The property has yielded many movies over the years, none more impressive than the 1931 original.  Many of my favorites have been films that strayed from the material, so I'm curious to see what Landis has to offer, and the notion of Radcliffe taking on a central role is enticing.  I thought he did a stellar job in 2012's The Woman in Black, which was vastly underrated. 

I'm a fan of the classics, and the industry mostly consists of recycling anyway, so if and when this Frankenstein hits the screen, I'll be there.  It sounds like something new and different, and maybe it's time for a fresh take on a familiar favorite. 

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