So, there’s got to be over forty adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by now, right? When you hear about another one, your eyes probably roll back in your head and your brain screams “Why?!” You probably can’t even get the give-a-shit-ometer going one more time, despite hearing James McAvoy will play the doctor and the story would be told from the perspective of his assistant, Igor, played by the usually adorable Daniel Radcliffe. But believe it or not, Paul McGuigan’s (Sherlock, The Acid House) take actually looks pretty damned good — sporting just the right sense of humor and a creepy Fly-esque creature. Backed by an excellent cast, including Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Mark Gattiss and Callum Turner, Victor Frankenstein looks far from just another run of the mill adaptation, but it does have one Awful, Terrible, Gasp-Inducing moment, and instead of letting you be unnecessarily shocked out of your cubicle, yet another victim of that bum wheel on your purportedly ergonomic rolling chair (whose up/down lever keeps malfunctioning and without warning alarmingly and arbitrarily drops you two inches every other hour), I’ve decided to prepare you for the horror ahead of your trailer viewing:
Go ahead, run to the bathroom and scream it out. Because no one over the age of 5, least of all Harry Potter (who’s already suffered enough bad hair), should ever be subjected to hair like that.
And now, without further ado, please to enjoy this highly entertaining Victor Frankenstein trailer, with an adorable intro by the co-leads (wearing entirely different…um, head arrangements? I like to call them “RadMac.”
Looks great, right? Well, except for this:
Bonus UK (different trailer):
Victor Frankenstein mars theaters with bad hair, beginning November 25th.