It isn’t every day that you get to see talent like James McAvoy (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’,’Wanted’) and Daniel Radcliffe (‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’,’Horns’) in a horror film together but the new images from ‘Victor Frankenstein‘ clearly give us reason to be excited. There isn’t too much detail on what we can expect from the film revealed here but what is shown really gives the right kind of tone that you’d want from a movie that shows us the creation of Frankenstein’s Monster. It really looks like the script by Max Landis is being done justice here through Paul McGuigan being behind the camera and I really can’t wait to check it out.
One thing that many don’t know is that while Igor has become such a popular character over the years he was introduced first in the 1930’s films and not in Mark Shelley’s classic novel.
You can check out the first two shorts from the film below:
According to McAvoy who is playing Victor:
“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.”
Previously just titled ‘Frankenstein the story is set to give us the creation of the monster through Igor’s eyes as well as his relationship with Frankenstein. It’ll be interesting to see Radcliffe in the role though it’s not looking as if we’ll be getting the hunchbacked one which is how we’ve traditionally seen him represented.
Are you looking forward to seeing ‘Victor Frankenstein’ with these two actors in the lead? Do you think we’re onto something special or would you prefer Universal Pictures gets their version of the classic monster and his creator out onto the big screen? Share your thoughts below!
James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.
‘Victor Frankenstein’ will bring his monster to life on October 2nd, 2015
Source: Slash Film.