With his unique perspective on life, intimidating figure, and life-squeezing strength, it's easy for Frankenstein's monster to steal the spotlight in films concerning his creation. But in what could be an interesting take on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, Fox looks to focus on medical maven Victor Von Frankenstein and his earnest assistant, Igor, in the upcoming film, Victor Frankenstein. Due out this October, the film has just been teased in a pair of behind-the-scenes photos that show James McAvoy in the titular role and Daniel Radcliffe as his right-hand man.

"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."

Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle), Victor Frankenstein is set to be released on October 2nd. In addition to McAvoy and Radcliffe, the cast also includes Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, and Freddie Fox.

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