Sunday, 20 September 2015

"It's alive!"

20th Century Fox have recently released their first trailer and one sheet for Paul McGuigan's (Lucky Number Slevin) Victor Frankenstein.

James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) stars as the titular scientist, stepping across ethical lines when it comes to the study of death and how to defeat it. Daniel Radcliffe plays his close friend and assistant Igor, who is initially a big supporter of the doctor's experiments, but soon sours on the idea when darker forces approach him to use his breakthroughs in the service of their needs.

Paul McGuigan's film, which has a script by Max Landis (Chronicle), focuses on the interplay between the main two, and the debate about whether Frankenstein is pushing the boundaries of science and giving people hope or literally creating monsters.

"As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well," explains McAvoy. "That was quite exciting. It's funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way."

With Andrew Scott (Pride), Louise Brealey (Sherlock), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Freddie Fox (The Riot Club) and Daniel Mays (Welcome To The Punch) in the cast, Victor Frankenstein will be with us in December.

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