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The cast and crew of a remake of horror classic Frankenstein are said to be coming to the Chatham tourist attraction "soon".
The re-imagining of Mary Shelly's tale will also star X-Men actor James McAvoy as Victor Von Frankenstein and Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay.
Radcliffe, 24, will play Frankenstein's hunchback helper Igor in the film, expected to be released in 2015.
The film is being directed by Paul McGuigan, who has previously worked at the Dockyard while directing Sherlock.
The movie is said to offer a "revisionist" take on the classic horror novel, telling the story through the eyes of Igor.
Speaking about the film earlier this year, McAvoy - who has also appeared in Wanted, Gnomeo and Juliet, Atonement and The Chronicles Of Narnia – said it is a "dark adventure" that revolves around the friendship between the two characters.
"I don't think I've ever watched a Frankenstein movie," he said. "I've read the book, but this isn't based on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein that much.
"It's taken from it, obviously, as inspiration, but it goes on its own path really."
McAvoy added: "It's more of an adventure and the relationship between these two guys – this brotherly relationship that we explore.
"It's a really dark adventure – it’s not really an action movie but it’s got a lot of action in it. But it's really about this relationship that forms the backbone of this adventure that they go on."
The Dockyard has become home to a host of hit movies in recent years, including Sherlock Holmes, Les Miserables and The Muppets, as well as popular television series such as Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge and Downton Abbey.
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