Victor Frankenstein Movie Images Have Been Released. Paul McGuigan‘s Victor Frankenstein (2015) is about to come alive, and the first movie stills have surfaced. Lucky for us, they inspire all sorts of confidence.
Mary Shelley‘s “Frankenstein” is one of the founding texts of classic horror as we know it. It was first published anonymously in the early 1800s, and was a perfect fusion of gothic horror and the romantic movement of the time. Man uses science to an extent too great for him – oh the regret once his monster starts killing. This theme has reverberated for centuries since (think Jurassic Park), and will continue to be relevant. “Frankenstein” is a prescient, beautifully gothic, delicious horror novel. If you’re in the mood for a seat at the fireplace with some wine or coffee and a good book, look no further than this or “Dracula”.
In any case, McGuigan has been directing a film adaptation without any of us noticing – I remember hearing rumblings that Universal was interested in reviving their classic Universal monsters (we all saw how that went, box-office wise, with the 2010 “The Wolfman”, though I really liked it), but they haven’t been beating that drum loud enough in recent years for me to notice or remember. I’m pleasantly surprised that they’ve been moving steadfast without my knowledge – the sooner this comes out, the better.
There isn’t too much to say about these images but that James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe look absolutely perfect in their parts, and the lighting and set-design are forming wonderfully to create that atmosphere we’re all looking for here. I am absolutely thrilled that this is happening, and I hope it’s three hours long, visually delicious, and atmospherically tantalizing. Please, movie gods, make this a horror movie I can snuggle with.
Victor Frankenstein‘s plot synopsis: “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.”
According to Bloody-Disgusting,
“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 leading up to the Comic-Con.
A combustible friendship forms.
“Victor’s ego means that at times he thinks he’s superior to Igor,” McAvoy says. “Their relationship is close, loving, abusive, manipulative, and it turns on a dime.”
Director Paul McGuigan has also cast Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss, and Freddie Fox.
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