Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published almost 200 years ago, and has been adapted countless times to varying levels of success. The latest attempt, Victor Frankenstein, comes out latest this year, and director Paul McGuigan (Sherlock) was at Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming movie. The latest take on the classic horror tale stars James McAvoy as the eponymous mad scientist and Daniel Radcliffe as his famous assistant, and shows how to the two came to rely on each other before Frankenstein created his famous monster.
Check out my brief interview with McGuigan below. Victor Frankenstein opens November 25th, and also stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Freddie Fox.
- 0:12 – What makes his Frankenstein adaptation stand apart from all the others.
- 2:47 – The design of the new Igor.
Here’s the official synopsis for Victor Frankenstein:
When Dr. Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his trusted assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe) go too far in their noble attempts to aid humanity, Victor’s obsession turns to madness. He then unleashes his final creation –a monstrous figure that holds unimaginable terror for anyone its path.