Paul McGuinan sparks new life into an otherwise pretty tired story with his 2015 reimagining of Mary Shelley’s iconic gothic novel. McGuinan enlists a talented cast in his revival of the classic story with Andrew Scott, James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Brown Findlay all featuring while Charles Dance and Mark Gatiss hold cameo roles.
The story begins at a circus sideshow where a daring young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, meets and treats a gifted hunchback surgeon named Igor Strausman, quickly becoming friends with him. Victor enlists Igor to help him with an intriguing new experiment he’s devised: to create a living creature artificially. After one of his first experiments escapes his laboratory and wreaks havoc on the university, Victor and Igor find themselves homeless and on the run from a devoutly religious police inspector hell bent on stopping their work at any cost.
Victor Frankenstein – Wednesday 9:00pm on Film 4.