Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Danny Boyle's stage production of Frankenstein gets creepy trailer


Hey everyone...director Danny Boyle's (28 Days Later, 127 Hours) theatrical vision of Frankenstein has recently received a very creepy trailer. The production will have actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller swapping their roles of Victor and the monster each night, thus the reason they keep morphing into each other during the trailer.

The production has just began its run in London, but for the rest of the us, it will be broadcast via satellite on March 17 and again in certain areas on March 24. The actors will also switch roles for the two broadcasts.

Danny is a tremendously talented director and I am always anxiously awaiting his next directorial fare, but this idea is a huge stretch for the imagination....only time will tell and keeping fingers crossed.

Click here to view the trailer...

4 comments:

  1. This is getting a lot of press over here too. Should be a good show.

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  2. I'm reading some pretty stellar reviews of this! I like the fact that it is supposedly fairly true to Shelley's novel. The only real criticism I've read is that Dr. Frankenstein is a bit under-developed in the script, while the monster is the central focus. Hey, if THAT is the worst thing about it, I'm all for it! Hope this gets a DVD/Blu-Ray release!

    Is the "satellite" showing going to be on a specific network, or is this something that will be done through a theater chain?

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  3. It will be broadcast via satellite live in hi-def to 370 cinemas globally on March 17th, including 85 sites in the U.S.. You can go here for a complete list of the U.S. sites:

    http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/61172/venues-amp-booking/usa-venues.html

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