Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 January 2015
Full Penny Dreadful Season 2 Trailer
Eva Green's Vanessa and the rest are back to haunt us
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Suite Francaise
13 March 2015
White Bird In A Blizzard
06 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Byzantium (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Dark Shadows (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive Franklyn Featurette
Behind the mask video and two new stills

17 February 2009  |  Written by James Dyer  

submit to reddit

Masked vigilantes have been the in thing for some time now but one look at Gerald McMorrow's Franklyn should tell you that this isn't your average superhero saga.

Juxtaposing modern London with an  an alternate equivalent called Meanwhile City, where the population live under the yoke of theocratic dictatorship, Ryan Phillipe prowls the streets in a headpiece that makes him look disturbingly like David Cronenberg in Nightbreed.

Interested yet? Good. You can see the trailer here but, more importantly, you can scroll down and watch an exclusive making of featurette. Franklyn is released on 27 February.

Exclusive Franklyn Featurette
Click the image above to view the exclusive Franklyn featurette

And while you're here, feel free to take a look at a couple of exclusive new stills from the film below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Lesbian Vampire Killers Trailer
More from Corden the Impaler
Confessions Of A Shopaholic Premiere
Isla Fisher and co walk the pink carpet

Your Comments

i can't wait for it to get an american release date
I've wanted to see this since i saw that first publicity still of Mr Phillipe with the Preest mask on. The more i learn about it the cooler it sounds. Its quite a bummer it doesn't have an American release date yet. You would think Phillipe is a big enough star that it could find a distributor easily. More

Posted by giantcowofdoom at 20:02 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Seen it
How is it a complete rip on the WATCHMEN???? You have either not read WATCHMEN or seen this film probably both in fact, other than ONE of the protagonists wearing a mask, it's pretty much completely different in every other respect. IT"S NOT A SUPERHERO MOVIE - how is it then Hancock or Watchmen? It might be influenced by a comic book aesthetic but that hardly makes it un-original. More

Posted by DanielCohen at 16:20 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

Seen it
Not great, and a complete rip on Watchmen. More

Posted by AboyNamedSue at 14:43 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

Looks crap...
Good cast but half of it looks stolen from the works of Alan Moore, which makes their assertions about it being "so original" rather ludicrous. I reckon this'll be this year's Hancock. The imposter comic-book movie that inevitably sucks. Pity about the waste of acting chops. More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 14:32 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
Me also, I love those kind of twisted or parallel reality films; really don't know anything about the plot but I'm willing to check this out. More

Posted by KnightofZyryab at 13:56 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post

Im looking forward to this film, even if it didnt rate too highly. We dont see enough the more out there, imaginative films too often (Dark City, Pans Labyrinth and the criminally ubnderrated Stardust spring to mind) and even if the Plot/acting/direction isnt up to scratch it looks as pretty as hell. More

Posted by sleepwalker at 13:29 on 17 February 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)