Director Paul McGuigan announced on Twitter that Craig Armstrong will be composing the music for the upcoming horror thriller Frankenstein. The film based on a number of contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel of the same title stars Daniel Radcliffe as hunchback Igor and James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein. Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss are co-starring. No plot details have been announced yet. Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) has written the screenplay and John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Waterworld, The Blacklist) is producing the project for Davis Entertainment. McGuigan has previously collaborated with such composers as Cliff Martinez (Wicker Park), J. Ralph (Lucky Number Slevin) and Neil Davidge (Push) who is a member of Massive Attack. Armstrong has collaborated with the band on a number of projects. Frankenstein is currently in post-production and is set to be released on October 2, 2015 by 20th Century Fox.
In related news, BMG will release Armstrong’s latest solo record It’s Nearly Tomorrow overseas on October 13. The album features songs, piano tracks and orchestral works written by the composer, including collaborations with Paul Buchanan, Jerry Burns, James Grant and Kate O’Halloran, Brett Anderson and Vladislav Delay (The Dolls). To listen to audio clips from the composer’s first solo record in six years, visit the British Amazon store.