Coming Distractions: James McAvoy reanimates a heap of trouble in the Victor Frankenstein trailer

At one point there were almost as many Frankenstein projects planned as there are Republican presidential candidates. But not everybody can make it, and eventually certain projects get stalled, and certain candidates will be chased out of town with pitchforks and torches. One of the Frankenstein properties to actually rise from the electrically charged operating table is Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe as Dr. Frankenstein and Igor, respectively. Written by Max Landis, the film is being told from Igor’s point of view, so perhaps we’ll get new insights into the selection of Abby Normal’s brain.

Directed by Paul McGuigan, the trailer reveals a mix of action, special effects, and comedy, a technique that can succeed (Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes) or turn out awful (Stephen Sommers’ Van Helsing). Dr. Frankenstein’s hubris is played for laughs, with Radcliff’s Igor as the straight man …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *