20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy in the title role and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Victor Frankenstein is adapted from the modern film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.This version will be told from Igor’s point of view and detail his relationship with his mad-scientist employer.
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. 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 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.
“Igor” is a stock character from various horror films featuring Count Dracula and Victor Frankenstein, although he has appeared under various names. Dwight Frye’s hunch-backed assistant from the first Frankenstein film of 1931 was called Fritz. Bela Lugosi’s ‘Ygor’ from the sequels, Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), was a blacksmith who reanimated Monster in revenge against the townfolk who had attempted to hang him. The hunchbacked assistant appeared again in House of Frankenstein (1944) with J. Carrol Naish playing the assistant named, amusingly, Daniel.
Victor Frankenstein also stars Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) as Lorelei, Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Pride) as Roderick Turpin, Callum Turner (Ripper Street, Glue) as Alistair, Daniel Mays (Byzantium, The Great Fire) as Barnaby and Mark Gatiss as Dettweiler. Watch the trailer below.