From the mind of Max Landis, who is adapting Mary Shelley’s original material, and director Paul McGuigan, who directed the hyper-fun Push, comes Victor Frankenstein. The script is supposed to be fantastic, and it looks like the actors are enjoying the different take on the source material. Though the fundamentals are in place for the tale as told by Shelley, it appears to be a more adventurous tale with horror elements throughout.
And it looks like there is…monster hunting? The creatures being brought back from the dead are more volatile than what we might be used to in the creature-feature sub-genre, trading on the distinctive breeds of Van Helsing inspired, B-movie monsters. Will there be more undead monstrosities than just Frankenstein’s Monster? Maybe a bunch of little Frankenstein’s Monster’s babies? You’ve seen The Bride of Frankenstein, but are you ready for The Family of Frankenstein: Baby Geniuses? Jokes aside, it looks fun. The steampunk aesthetic works well, giving it a flavor similar to the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movies, but with more entertainment value.
This trailer works, and the script is reportedly something special. Let’s just hope the dark, inner workings of the story haven’t been lost in translation. We’ll have to see if it’s as entertaining as everyone says, but for now here is the first offical trailer and plot synopsis as provided by 20th Century Fox:
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
You can view the first official trailer below:
And the UK cut:
Victor Frakenstein will see theatrical release in the U.S. on November 25th, 2015.
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