By Staff Writer | Mar 25, 2014 04:21 PM EDT
'Frankenstein' starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy has had its release date pushed back by nine months. Originally set to open on January 2015, the movie's premiere has been moved back to October 2nd, just before Halloween. Often times, when films' releases are pushed back so dramatically, one has to wonder whether there are major issues in the editing, casting, writing, etc. The time can be used for reshoots, rewrites, and even recasts. However, in the scenario with 'Frankenstein,' other factors may be at play.
In the world of Hollywood, January is the 'dumping ground' on the movie release calendar. This is where studios will place release dates for movies that they feel will not do very well. Therefore, if Fox is moving 'Frankenstein' to October, it is possible that they believe the movie will be a Halloween hit!
This new take on 'Frankenstein,' based on Mary Shelley's classic novel of the same name, is said to tell the story from the point of view of the mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein's assistant Igor (played by a long haired Daniel Radcliffe); the film focuses more on Igor's relationship with Dr Frankenstein (McAvoy) rather than on the monster itself. The film is directed by Paul McGuigan with Max Landis helming the screenplay.
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