Things that peak my interest without fail:
1. Dystopian cinema
2. Dystopian worlds in which religion is the cause of all grievances
3. Dystopian societies with a vigilante hero
4. Highly stylized dystopian visions (see: Brazil, Blade Runner, etc.)
5. Bleak views and bad ass costumes
6. David Bowie.
This movie appears to have 5/6 of those. You’re probably sensing a theme, right? If a movie has got ‘messed-up society’ stamped on it, chances are I’ll watch it. I mean, I even rented Doomsday…but that’s a story for another time.
Anyway, the new buzz trailer on the block is for a film called Franklyn, starring Ryan Phillippe, the divine Eva Green, and previous Sexy x 50 lister Sam Riley (Control). Centered around intertwining tales and parallel universes, if the trailer is any indication, this is one to watch for. The film seems to have been received positively at the London Film Fest and is slated for a February release overseas. However, it has yet to find a distributor in the United States and all we can do is hope this movie will find a place on screen in 2009.
Check it out: