Synopsis for James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe's Victor Frankenstein teases Igor's origin

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Jun 18, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT (Updated)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe are joining forces for the latest adaptation of an iconic novel. The film's called Victor Frankenstein, and it features McAvoy in the title role. It also stars Radcliffe as his sidekick, Igor, who's known for his unshakable loyality.

Check out the official synopsis below:

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

With this film, we'll finally see why Igor's so devoted and how he became Frankenstein's partner in crime. Since both characters have been portrayed on screen countless times, we're interested in seeing how McAvoy and Radcliffe's performances measure up. Also, this film should be a welcome change of pace following this year's I, Frankenstein. That movie featured a drastically different take on the doctor and his famous creation.

Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul McGuigan and opens in theaters Oct. 2, 2015.

(via Collider)