Last month, 20th Century Fox debuted the first trailer for the revisionist thriller Victor Frankenstein. The horror movie is heading to theaters this November. To keep the promotional train humming, they have released two Q&A videos with the movie's leading men, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. In Victor Frankenstein, Daniel Radcliffe offers a much different take on the classic Igor character. In this latest sneak peek, he had this to say about bringing the iconic literary figure back to life for a new generation.
"I play Igor Strausman. Victor sees me in the circus. This is where he finds me. He spots my talents, and lifts me out of this god awful existence that I have been living for my entire life."
Victor Frankenstein will bring a twist on the legendary Mary Shelley tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel 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. About Victor, James McAvoy said this.
"Victor Frankenstein is the original mad scientist as conceived by Mary Shelley. And as re-conceived by Max Landis and Paul McGuigan and myself. It's quite fun. You are playing the original crazy, dark-type mad scientist."
Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan, known best for his work on the hit PBS and BBC series Sherlock, and it is written by the often outspoken Max Landis, who has become more known as a celebrity than a screenwriter after making waves with the superhero movie Chronicle. With both of these unique artists collaborating on this new horror tale, it's sure to be something very different and quite special in the genre.
Victor Frankenstein isn't the only new take on Mary Shelley's classic novel coming to theaters this year. 2015's Frankenstein will be a modern update on the story, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Huston playing a married couple of scientists who create a modern day monster in Xavier Samuel. With Victor Frankenstein, Paul McGuigan is focusing more on the relationship between Dr. Frankenstein and Igor, with the assistant getting more of a spotlight than he ever has before.
Victor Frankenstein hits theaters in time for Thanksgiving this year, arriving on November 25, 2015. It also features a strong ensemble with Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Freddie Fox joining in on the fun. Will it be serious enough to garner any awards attention? Or will this be a straight-up horror show? Take a look at the latest video preview, which arrives along with two new photos.