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Watch two new trailers from 'Victor Frankenstein'

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe play the mad scientist and henchman

By Andrea TIm | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Video: 20th Century Fox

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe have long moved on from their magical, kid-friendly time in Narnia and Harry Potter respectively, and are now playing one of the maddest scientist-henchman duos known to literature. James is Victor Frankenstein, while Daniel is his assistant Igor.

Victor Frankenstein, out 26 November 2015, is told from Igor's perspective and from what we see in the trailers, he isn't the crooked-tooth, hunchback horror that is typically portrayed in most film or stage adaptations. He starts out as a crippled circus performer, but is healed thanks to Victor's expertise in matters of the human anatomy. They begin a friendship which leads them to collaborate on life-changing experiments, which of course lead to the penultimate event: the creation of the Frankenstein monster.

Gradually, Igor begins to doubt Victor's sanity, thinking him to be consumed by the idea of power rather than the noble cause of restoring life.

Andrew Scott (Sherlock) plays Detective Inspector Turpin, while Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) is Lorelei, Igor's fellow circus mate and close friend.

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