James McAvoy to play Victor von Frankenstein for Fox

Fox wants James McAvoy to join Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor in Frankenstein

James McAvoy in Danny Boyle's Trance
James McAvoy in Danny Boyle’s Trance

James McAvoy has been chosen by Fox to take the role of Victor von Frankenstein in Sherlock director Paul McGuigan’s upcoming Frankenstein adaptation, written by Max Landis.

Deadline reports that negotiations are underway for the X-Men star to join Daniel Radcliffe, who is playing the role of Igor. It was recently announced that Landis would not be returning to write Chronicle 2, so it will be interesting to see what approach he takes with Mary Shelley’s novel.

You can buy Chronicle on Blu-ray for £7.75 at Amazon.co.uk.