Danny Boyle has a reputation of directing flashy and bombastic screen entertainments that grab the viewer from the beginning and don’t let go until he saws off his own arm to escape. And while he’s no stranger to the horror genre thanks to his work on the seminal fast-running-zombies movie 28 Days Later, it makes sense that this style would bring him back to the realm of the scary. But people were still surprised to hear that instead of doing another horror movie, he’s working on a staged adaptation of the horror classic Frankenstein.
Luckily, you’ll be able to see this version of Frankenstein on the big screen even if you’re nowhere near the stage. UNluckily, if you’re in the US, you won’t be able to experience one of the most interesting aspects of the production: The first showing of the play, on March 17 (the one that’s getting a US release), will have Dr. Frankenstein played by Benedict Cumberbatch and the Monster by Johnny Lee Miller. Then, a week later, the actors will switch roles and do the play again. This trailer suggests this, by showing the Monster and his creator morphing into one another. Subtext! (via The Playlist)