Monday, January 12, 2009

Movie Mondays - Futuristic Noir in the "Franklyn" Trailer

Tatanka (the voice on the intros to our seasonal music collections) sent me this earlier, and it's one of the coolest trailers I've seen in a while. In fact it looks so cool that I really have no idea what to make of it. "Franklyn" by director and writer Gerald McMorrow is a film noir style tale set in what looks to be a dystopian future. I'm not even going to begin to try and explain the synopsis, so here's the bizzarly obscure official one:

Preest (Ryan Phillippe) is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Esser (Bernard Hill) is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless. Milo (Sam Riley) is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia (Eva Green) is a beautiful art student; her suicidal art projects are becoming increasingly more complex and deadly.

Casino Royale's Eva Green as Emilia

Ryan Phillippe as Preest

Like I mentioned above, I really don't know what to make of this so you'll have to watch the trailer and judge for yourself. The cast is an uber talented bunch and the film has a very cool visual aesthetic to it. Hopefully "Franklyn" will get some backing from a bigger studio so it won't just get lost as a cult sensation:

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