Finally, a reboot that I’m excited for! Guillermo del Toro has been trying to get a Frankenstein movie made for years; the studio behind “I, Frankenstein” laughably tried to make a modern action iteration of the story and failed miserably.
Fresh from the laboratory, Twentieth Century Fox released the first trailer for Victor Frankenstein, complete with a charming, swear-filled introduction from stars Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. 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 when Victor goes too far, it’s up to Igor to pull him back from the brink of madness.
Directed by Paul McGuigan, who previously brought us Lucky Number Slevin, Gangster No. 1 and Push, the film also stars Lady Sybil Crawley herself, Jessica Brown Findlay, as well as Sherlock alumni Mark Gatiss and Andrew Scott. X-Men’s James McAvoy is the latest actor to portray the titular monster-making doctor in the forthcoming Victor Frankenstein.
Before the trailer begins, the guys intro it together – looking much more like themselves. The film is set to release in Theaters on November 25, 2015.