Do we need another film version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Probably not, but this new version by Paul McGuigan might have enough neo-gothic elements to make it worth your time. James McAvoy plays the titular Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe is his sidekick Igor. It won’t be Young Frankenstein – but nothing ever will be.
Here’s the official 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.’
Victor Frankenstein opens in the UK on December 4, 2015.