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Paul McGuigan's Frankenstein gets a title change; official synopsis revealed

Jun. 17, 2014by: Ryan Miller

Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming retelling of Mary Shelley's masterpiece has just gotten a good ol’ title change as they have decided to add VICTOR to the title, thus naming it VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN. Amazing, right? To add to that boring slice of horror gold we’ve actually got something quite cool to share with you folks—the official plot synopsis!

What we originally knew about the Paul McGuigan-directed flick was that CHRONICLE scribe Max Landis took the classic Marry Shelley novella and gave it a new spin that would tell the story from Igor's point of view. It turns out that was exactly right. Here it is:

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

I absolutely love the idea of peeling back the layers of Igor's story and seeing his point of view because it brings something entirely new to one of horror's oldest of monsters. If you want to see what Daniel Radcliffe looks like in character, just click right HERE. Radcliffe will star alongside the previously announced Adam Scott, Jessica Brown Findlay and James McAvoy. The film currently has an October 2, 2015 release.

Jessica Brown Findlay stars in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

Extra Tidbit: Do you like the idea of seeing this story told from Igor's perspective?

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