Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein has been turned into countless movies over the years, most notably Universal’s black & white horror classic from way back in 1931. This Thanksgiving, a brand new vision of the tale comes to the big screen in the form of Victor Frankenstein.
What’s different about this take on Shelley’s novel? Well for one it was penned by Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra), one of the most creative and original writers working in Hollywood today. Filtered through Landis’ unique brain, you’ve truly never seen Frankenstein like this before.
Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, and directed by Paul McGuigan, Victor Frankenstein is told from Igor’s perspective. We see the troubled assistant’s dark origins and 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.
Just released today were both the US and international trailers for Victor Frankenstein, which are quite different from one another. Judging from the footage on display in both, it looks like this one will be a character driven affair with no shortage of adventure and monster action. Should be a blast.
Check out both Victor Frankenstein trailers below. This monster comes to life November 25th.