Harry Potter and Professor X are teaming up for a film. Twentieth Century Fox released the first trailer for Victor Frankenstein, complete with a charming, swear-filled introduction from stars Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. It is loosely based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from a script by Max Landis (American Ultra; Chronicle), the new film finds a young Dr. Frankenstein (McAvoy) bringing life back to the dead with help from his trusty assistant Igor (Radcliffe).
“It’s about creation, and Victor is not only creating this monster but in a sense Igor, who in the beginning of the movie is living in abject conditions and considered less than human,” Radcliffe told EW.
Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.
Directed by Paul McGuigan. With Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott.