M.   /   February 19, 2009   /   3 Comments

Still have no idea what Gerald McMorrow’s “Franklyn” is really about? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. The whole Preest/masked vigilante plot in a future London makes it sound like something along the lines of “V For Vendetta”, but then there’s a whole other angle set in contemporary London, and involves a jilted groom, a suicidal artist, and a priest in search of his missing son. Very confusing. The only thing I can be sure of is that it should look really, really good. And on a budget, no less.

ScreenDaily.com has seen the movie, and says this about it:

Set partially in a futuristic place called Meanwhile City, where the feeling is baroque Bladerunner, and also in present-day London, Franklyn’s biggest stumbling block is that it waits too long to connect the plotlines and pushes the viewer perhaps too hard for forbearance on the way there. For a sci-fi crowd, the V For Vendetta or Dark City audience, this won’t pose too big a problem, but Franklyn’s commercial prospects are cult-level, at least theatrically. Having Ryan Philippe in the lead role would perhaps augur better if he wasn’t shrouded in a hood for most of the proceedings, a very strange choice indeed.

There are no Stateside release dates for the film as of yet.

Starring Eva Green, Ryan Philippe, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, Art Malik, and Susannah York. Director Gerald McMorrow makes his feature film debut.

Source: SciFiCool.com

3 Responses to “Franklyn’s Alternate-History Superhero Tale Has A Satisfying Payoff”
  1. Tom Says:

    Umm, I don’t think you need to be a film critic to know that Frankyn and Cracks are not going to be blockbusters. They are both going to have cultish followings.

  2. Liz Says:

    Finally, Odeon cinemas have added Franklyn to their homepage.
    In London, it will show at Odeon West End and Leicester
    Square as to name at least some.
    Besides, the trailer is of really good quality on ODEON’S homepage:
    http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_info/s105/London__Leicester_Square/m11609/Franklyn/

  3. Dalton Says:

    Saw this today in Leicester square. Well worth sticking to the end for even without eva, but she is the most beautiful woman alive and I don’t think it’s ever been more apparent.