Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 July 2015
Comic-Con 2015: Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Panel Report
Plus Patient Zero... double Matt Smith!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Salvation (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Suite Francaise (2015)
Empire Star Rating
White Bird In A Blizzard (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
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
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  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)