Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul McGuigan
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay
  • UK release: 25 September 2015

In Victorian London, circus freak Igor (Radcliffe) is rescued by the titular scientist (McAvoy), who he plans to bring life to dead flesh. Seemingly pieced together from previous adaptations, this mish-mash never finds itself and despite Radcliffe's conviction and McAvoy's energy it wastes its ideas.

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Victor Frankenstein

30 Nov 20152 stars

Vaguely watchable, umpteenth take on Shelley’s story, with Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy

A mish-mash of a monster movie, Scottish director Paul McGuigan’s film feels like it has stitched together the corpses of other cinematic explorations of Mary Shelley’s gothic lit classic. From James Whale’s masterful 1931 Frankenstein to Mel Brooks’s…

James McAvoy: Frankenstein isn't true to Mary Shelley's novel

29 May 2014

Film gossip

James McAvoy says the 'Frankenstein' movie isn't true to the narrative in Mary Shelley's novel. The 35-year-old actor, who plays Doctor Frankenstein in the forthcoming film, claims it explores the themes outlined in the book but insists there are a…

Daniel Radcliffe spotted on Frankenstein set

27 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Daniel Radcliffe is filming scenes for 'Frankenstein' in London. The 'Harry Potter' star has swapped his short brown hair for dishevelled bob style extensions for his role as Frankenstein's assistant Igor in the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's…

Jessica Brown Findlay for Frankenstein

12 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Jessica Brown Findlay is in talks to join 20th Century Fox's 'Frankenstein' remake. The 'Downton Abbey' actress - who is best known for playing Lady Sybil Crawley in the hit period drama - is closing in on the lead female role in the gothic horror…

James McAvoy to play Frankenstein?

26 Jul 2013

Film gossip

James McAvoy is in negotiations to play Victor Von Frankenstein. The 34-year-old actor - known for playing Professor X in 'X-Men: First Class' - is close to signing a deal with 20th Century Fox which will see him land the lead role in a remake of Mary…

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