Are you ready to meet your makers? Mary Shelley's iconic novel is getting a very twisted update, and we have the first sneak peek at this latest rendition of the legend. 20th Century Fox just released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming film, Victor Frankenstein! Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy star in this dynamic and thrilling version of the iconic horror tale.
Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision. They want to aid 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.
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. About playing a mad scientist who sets out to save humanity, but instead creates a monster, James McAvoy had this to say last year.
"As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well. That was quite exciting. It's funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way."
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 first sneak peek and poster, and decided for yourself. However it stands to succeed, this isn't like any Frankenstein movie you've seen before! We also have an international trailer, in case you want a little bit more from this victorian age thriller.