James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe is his loyal assistant Igor in 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein. So that’s a pretty good start there. Told from Igor’s perspective, this seemingly kinetic take on Mary Shelley’s deathless classic looks like good fun. At 1:30 in, your first glimpse at a now very much alive monster promises that director Paul McGuigan screenwriter Max Landis are not pulling any deadly punches. This version of the Frankenstein tale also seems to give Igor a whole lot more complexity (and removes his hunchback), making him more of an equal with the ambitious, ultimately unhinged doctor.
And whatever that thing is that leaps at Igor at the 1:58 mark looks thoroughly unhappy to be alive again.
Victor Frankenstein opens on November 25.