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Frankenstein trailer online

Frankenstein.jpgFrankenstein is a new play from Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle that is going to be broadcast live across the country in various cinemas when it plays on stage at the National Theatre, and there's a teaser trailer for the play online, although I doubt we'll see this level of effects on the stage, it does show us the two stars in action.

I have to say though the poster and the trailer have me slightly confused, which actor's which character?

The trailer for Frankenstein is all too short, and it's not showing us what we're likely to see from the live stage performance that will be broadcast to cinemas around the UK, but it does look good and both Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller look like they're going to give it their all.

Here's the blurb for the play:

Mary Shelley's classic tale, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, will be broadcast live in HD from the National Theatre to cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.

Ah I see, they are going to alternate the roles, perhaps showing when the consciousness of the creature and character switch about, this could be rather interesting and involved a lot of changes for the actors on stage.

You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers.

It's great that they are showing it in the cinema, but I do wonder if they could have streamed it online too, delivering it to PS3s, Xboxs, PCs, MACs and mobiles for a fee. I wonder how long it will be before we see that?



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