Today, we have several shots from the upcoming arty philosophical science fiction romance thriller “Franklyn.”
Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the futuristic metropolis of Meanwhile City, “Franklyn” weaves a tale of four souls, whose lives are intertwined by fate, romance and tragedy.
Ryan Phillippe plays a masked vigilante detective named Preest, who is searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City, a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervor. Bernhard Hill plays Esser, a broken man who is searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London’s homeless. Sam Riley plays a heartbroken guy named Milo, who is desperately trying to find a way back to “the purity of first love.” And Eva Green plays an art student named Emilia whose suicidal artwork is “becoming increasingly more complex and deadly.”
As these worlds collide, a single bullet determines the destiny of these four characters.
“Franklyn” is an British film written and directed by Gerald McMorrow in his feature debut. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film stars Sam Riley, Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Bernard Hill, Susannah York, Art Malik, Mark Wingett, Chris Wilson, Kika Markham and Jay Fuller. The film will be released in the United Kingdom on 27 February 2009, with a release date for the United States yet to be set.