Twilight star Xavier Samuel is set to play Victor Frankenstein in a modern take on author Mary Shelley's monster tale.

The actor has been cast as the product of a scientific experiment to create a child for his desperate parents, played by Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Immortal Beloved director Bernard Rose's Frankenstein will be set in modern-day Los Angeles.

It isn't the only Frankenstein movie currently in development - James MCAvoy will portray the monster creator Victor Von Frankenstein in next year's (15) Frankenstein, which will also feature Daniel Radcliffe as the mad scientist's assistant, Igor.