Here’s the trailer for the play Frankenstein, which opens in London at the National Theater this Thursday. Two intriguing points: 1.) This production is helmed by Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director behind Slumdog Milionaire, 127 Hours, and the appropriately terrifying zombie movie 28 Days Later. 2.) Boyle’s Frankenstein is part of the National Theater Live program – now in its second season – and will be simulcast live in hundreds of movie theaters all over the world. There are 12 participating venues in California alone – click here to find out if there’s one near you.
For a pre-screening refresher, you can download Mary Shelley’s classic novel for free at Project Gutenberg, or as a free audiobook at LibriVox. And whatever you do, don’t miss this video of the gorgeous 1934 illustrated edition, with woodcuts by the American artist Lynd Ward.
Frankenstein Hits the Silver Screen (1910)
Sheerly Avni is a San Francisco-based arts and culture writer. Her work has appeared in Salon, LA Weekly, Mother Jones, and many other publications. You can follow her on twitter at @sheerly.
Cant wait to see it, it looks so good, I love danny boyle aswell. He is such a tremendous director, actor and producer seen all of his productions.