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This isn't your grandad's Frankenstein, this is Victor Frankenstein, with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe making a monster come to life to the sound of The Doors in the new trailer for the rebooted horror classic.
McAvoy takes a break from playing the younger Professor X in the ongoing X-Men series, joining forces with fellow franchise veteran Radcliffe to play Victor and Igor respectively.
As you'll have seen from the trailer above, this is a glossy, slick take on Mary Shelley's immortal tale, though of course they can't resist a good "It's Alive!". Fingers crossed for a decent "Yes, master..." from the former Boy Who Lived once the film hits cinemas later this year.
Plus, there's more gigantic lever pulling than you've seen in the past decade. That's how science happens, kids.
Victor Frankenstein trailer’ McAvoy and Radcliffe reimagine a classic
Updated: We’ve now also posted the first poster for the film at the bottom of this post.
Here’s the synopsis:
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary 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. »
- Paul Heath
Michael Stevens For 'The Good':
"...with loads of frenetic action sequences bursting with colorfully costumed comic book superheroes...
"...flinging themselves into harms' way...
"Elizabeth Olsen makes a fine debut as the wide-eyed and powerful, hex-casting 'Scarlet Witch', who weirdly mind-manipulates our heroes into facing their fears and unresolved traumas...
"... providing a welcome opportunity for origins and flashbacks.
"James Spader is suitably hard-edged, evil and comically wired as the jaded voice of the muscled 'Ultron'.
"Paul Bettany as the 'Vision', even though he was 'born yesterday', »
- Michael Stevens
Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, two of Britain’s finest young actors, are currently shooting Victor Frankenstein with Gangster No. 1 (great movie) helmer Paul McGuigan, and today Empire have given us our first behind-the-scenes look at the new take on the Mary Shelley masterpiece.
McAvoy is playing the title role of the young scientist in the film, while Harry Potter alumni Radcliffe assumes the part of his assistant Igor.
“As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” said McAvoy to the magaizing on set. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”
Check out the two new images above.
Source: Empire »
- Paul Heath
4 items from 2015
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