Trailer for Danny Boyle’s stage take on “Frankenstein” hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 23rd, 2011

It may not be a feature film, but when the words Danny Boyle and Frankenstein are uttered in the same sentence, it’s newsworthy nonetheless.

Thanks to AICN, we have the first trailer for the director’s upcoming take on the iconic story, which will be coming to the theater stage relatively soon. The play stars Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch, and will be broadcast live in HD on 375 screens in theaters on March 17, including 85 here in the states, with the two actors switching roles on March 24 for the UK and Europe live broadcast. 

The trailer itself isn’t all that much to look at, but personally, while I may not have been the biggest proponent of 127 HOURS, Boyle’s last film, he is still very much one of the most interesting filmmakers around. Toss in a score by the techno team known as Underworld, and you have what promises to be one of the most interesting stage plays you’ll have the chance to see. Check out the trailer after the break.

Here’s the full screening schedule.

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