‘Victor Frankenstein’ Trailer: James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe Twist the Classic Story

     August 18, 2015


20th Century Fox has released the first Victor Frankenstein trailer. Directed by Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the latest take on Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale stars James McAvoy as the eponymous mad scientist and Daniel Radcliffe as his famous assistant Igor. The film is slightly reminiscent of Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes films as the crux of the movie is the dynamic between Radcliffe and McAvoy. The two look to be having a lot of fun together, and I imagine the ups and downs of their relationship will be the highlight of the film. Indeed, at Comic-Con McGuigan described the movie as a love story between Victor and Igor, so get to shipping, folks!

Check out the US and UK trailers for Victor Frankenstein below, via 20th Century Fox, and click here for our interview with McGuigan about the movie from Comic-Con. The film opens in theaters on November 25th, and also stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Freddie Fox.

Here’s the official synopsis for Victor Frankenstein:

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.


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