‘Brian and Charles’ Trailer: Frankenstein Gets A New Charming Update From Director Jim Archer

One of the most prolific stories ever told, Frankenstein rarely gets a modern adaptation. This June that changes with the mockumentary comedy Brian and Charles. Based on his short film, director Jim Archer tells the charming story of a British inventor living in a remote village who builds his best friend.

In the new trailer, said-inventor Brian (David Earl) is running about, putting out literal fires trying to keep his robot companion (Chris Hayward) alive. We see Charles pick his name and learn about the world around him all over The Turtles “Happy Together”.

I saw Brian and Charles at Sundance back in January and unexpectedly fell in love with it. David Earl is so adorably charming in the first half, teaching Charles about what it means to be human. If you are a fan of The Mighty Boosh or What We Do In The ShadowsBrian and Charles might be your next comedy obsession when it hits theaters June 17.

Watch the trailer below.

A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.