A remake of the classic tale under the helm of Tim Burton, done in the vein of films such as Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow.
The Frankenstein brothers return to their home to attend the funeral of their dead father. The eldest brother Victor inherits the castle much to the jealousy of his brother Ernest. Victor's fiance Elizabeth moves into the castle with him and plan to get married. After searching the castle Victor finds a scientific journal of his father's about creating life and decides to complete what his father had started. He creates the monster which after being faced with torture by the hunchbacked Igor escapes and kills him, Victor's brother William, and then accidentally kills Maria Weaver, the daughter of the town mayor Hans Weaver and his wife Jessica. Hans seeks revenge and starts a manhunt on the monster.
Meanwhile an old colleague of Alphonse's named Septimus Pretorius wants to create life of his own with the aid of his two henchman Fritz and Ludwig. In the end Victor himself must set things right and on the way unravels the mystery of his father's death and reconcile with his past.
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