Jess attended the Stella McCartney Mayfair store Christmas lights switch on party on November 25th 2015, we have added x13 photos to the gallery. We also have a new HQ still with Daniel Radcliffe from Victor Frankenstein which is currently playing in cinemas!
Twentieth Century Fox’s own version of Frankenstein, based on the 1818 Marry Shelley novel, is being resurrected this Thanksgiving.
Here’s a new featurette for Victor Frankenstein, ‘Of Monsters and Men,’ wich wants you to remember the man, not the monster. James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe are interviewed in this video in which they discuss electrifying new life into an old tale.
The trailer, released earlier this fall, features McAvoy as the title character, with Harry Potter, Horns and The Woman In Black‘s Radcliffe as the newest Igor, the hunchback assistant to Dr. Frankenstein, in the latest adaptation that will open in theaters on November 25th, 2015.
“Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Daniel 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. ”
Victor Frankenstein, directed by Paul McGuigan, also stars Mark Gatiss, Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott.
Finally we have our first official promotional still as Jess as Lorelei in the upcoming Victor Frankenstein movie!
We are pleased to a share with you a brand new clip featuring Jess, for the release of Victor Frankenstein, on November 25th, (US) and December 3rd (UK). We also added x screencaps to the gallery…
Paul McGuigan has been dishing the details on upcoming film, Victor Frankensteinsaying it’s very different to Mary Shelley’s original novel and fans of the book might be in for a shock. Total Film sat down with the director to talk about why he wanted his adaptation to be different, and went behind-the-scenes to get some exclusive on-set pictures featuring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.
“[Frankenstein] has always been a mad scientist with funny hair – and that’s it,” shrugs director Paul McGuigan. “He’s not really had a backstory. So we give him one – a backstory that we’ve chosen to make up. So there’s not a reverence to the book. I think sometimes people are over- reverent about it. I don’t know if you’ve ever read it, but it’s as dull as dishwater, man. In a way, my catchphrase is always: ‘If you love the book, you’ll hate the movie.’ It’s that kind of twisting of it.”
Total film also caught up with stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe who were keen to support McGuigan’s more modern version of the tale. “There are things that you’d want to see out of the original,” admits McAvoy. “The archetypal mad doctor, mad scientist. And that’s perfectly there, in bucketloads.” But apparently, there will also be more comedy, action and… err, body fluids?
“One of the most stomach-turning scenes in the film will probably be the scene where I go from being a hunchback to not being a hunchback any more,” says Radcliffe. “It involves… I don’t want to say, because it’s so gross, I’ll ruin it.” We can’t wait!
Co-starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Andrew Scott, Victor Frankenstein will hit US cinemas November 25 2015 and UK cinemas December 4 2015. Read Total Film’s interview with Paul McGuigan, James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in full in the new issue on sale October 23 2015.
Athough they don’t directly feature Jess, fans should check out these new featurettes for the upcoming Victor Frankenstein at DIYMag.Com: a pair of Q&A’s with stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe plus two “piece by piece” videos that supplement the interviews.
Directed by Paul McGuigan, this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel was written by Max Landis. It arrives in US theaters on November 25th and in the UK on December 4th from 20th Century Fox.
Finally, the official trailer for Victor Frankenstein is released! There are a few short clips of Jess which we have added to the gallery, watch below, enjoy. The film hits cinemas in December 2015.
The pair star alongside Andrew Scott, Mark Gatiss and Jessica Brown Findlay in the latest adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel.
We’ve long been excited about Victor Frankenstein. The new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 19th century novel stars James McAvoy in the title role alongside Daniel Radcliffe sporting some, er, questionable hair extensions as his assistant Igor.
And that’s not all… Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin), the film boasts a plethora of British talent, reuniting Sherlock actors Andrew Scott, Louise Brealey and Mark Gatiss, plus former Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown Findlay.
But, despite our enthusiasm, details have been scarce… until now. The new issue of Empire brings us two behind-the-scenes snaps, the first featuring McAvoy and Radcliffe dressed in some colourful threads (above).
Victor Frankenstein – the scientist behind his famous monster – looks in the throes of his creation in the second, clad in leather as McAvoy gets ready for the camera to roll.
“As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” McAvoy explains to Empire. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script, but also really dark, in a cool way.”
Also starring Freddie Fox and Daniel Mays, Victor Frankenstein is set for release in UK cinemas on 2nd October
According SFX Magazine, the doctor protagonist who gives the title to the film will be very similar to the one described in the pages of the novel: haunted, tormented, romantic, that’s why James McAvoy was a safe choice. “The film is about obsession, the desperate search of scientific progress, of immortality, of the attempt to replace God,” said the actor. “But it is very focused on the relationship between Igor and Victor rather than on the concept of existentialism.”
Daniel Radcliffe plays his shoulder Igor: it is through his tip of view that will be told this new iteration comes from a script by Max Landis.
The actor has in fact talked about something that will emerge over the course of the film:
At one point, the film becomes a matter of figuring out how far you can live in the shadows of those who made you who you are and if you can live a life in freedom. Or you will be forever linked to that person?
Finally, the piece highlights the component Sherlockian whole production. Besides Paul McGuiganwho directed the first two seasons of Sherlock, the cast also includes Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealeyand Andrew Scott – all actors who are part of the famous BBC television series.
For those who are asking, the trailer for #VICTORFRANKENSTEIN should be with you very soon.
— Paul McGuigan (@paul_mcguigan) February 22, 2015
Victor Frankenstein will be in US cinemas on October 2nd. To kill time, soon will come the first trailer as confirmed by the director on twitter.
While Daniel Radcliffe continues to shed his Harry Potter stardom this month by starring in the grisly horror comedy Horns, the actor has already turned his attention to another upcoming project, in which he takes on one of his most against-type roles to date. In 20th Century Fox’s Victor Frankenstein, Radcliffe will put a new spin on the hunchbacked Igor, assistant and friend to the brilliant and destructive medical student Victor von Frankenstein (James McAvoy).
That a household name like Radcliffe is taking on the part of Igor, traditionally a supporting player in adaptations of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, marks one of many ways in which Victor Frankenstein will set itself apart from the crowd. When asked during an interview for Horns how his Frankenstein would sidestep comparisons to other works, Radcliffe explained that, in addition to there being “a lot of action:”
“I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, fun adventure movie version of Frankenstein. I would really struggle to class it as horror. I think there are horror elements to it and nods to previous versions of Frankenstein, but it’s much more a film about – the thing that I hope will make it stand out is the relationship between James’ character and I. Victor and Igor are two people who come to need each other very much. The thing for me of the movie is actually about creation and, you know, Igor, my character, is taken out of this horrible abused life at the beginning of the movie and James sort of saves him and gives him this new life, sort of creating him in some sense, in creating this life that he has, and so because of that and because of the life he’s been saved from, Igor feels forever that he has this sort of debt of loyalty and the film then becomes about how much can that debt be pushed? How much can that loyalty be pushed before – at what point do you have to step out from the shadows of the person that created you and go, ‘I am my own person?’ Or, do you forever defer to the person that is responsible for your life? So it’s sort of, it’s a film about relationships set against the backdrop of creating monsters.”
That’s an intriguing thought, for sure. Most Frankenstein stories tend to focus on the monster more than the man who created him, so a tale entirely devoted to the ambitious doctor and Igor could turn out to be a terrific idea. Radcliffe went a step further during the interview to confirm that Frankenstein’s monster is not a central part of the story:
“One of the biggest differences between us and other Frankensteins will be that, generally speaking, the main relationship is between Frankenstein and the monster and the monster is created in the middle of the movie, and in our version it’s created right at the end and the journey up to that is really about how we come to that eventual idea. I’ve heard other people call it kind of an origin story for Frankenstein, but it’s an origin story for a Frankenstein you have never met before, if that helps. The quote that I got in trouble with with the producers was saying, ‘If you like the book, you’ll hate the movie.’ [Laughs]”
With two skilled actors like Radcliffe and McAvoy involved, Victor Frankenstein is certainly a project to watch. That Paul McGuigan (Push) is sitting behind the camera working from a script by Chronicle scribe Max Landis is also cause for excitement, as is the fact that the supporting cast includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott and Mark Gatiss.
Mark your calendars – Victor Frankenstein is alive on October 2nd, 2015.