'Franklyn' Trailer Has Parallel Universes, Masked Murderers, Ryan Phillipe, Etc.

October 15, 2008


Here's an early trailer for Franklyn, a film where, uh... I don't really know what's going on. The best I can describe it is intertwining stories, a parallel universe, Ryan Phillipe as a masked vigilante, some Dark City imagery, and some other stuff. Here's the summary:

Franklyn follows four intertwining stories, three of which are based in contemporary London and one of which is based in a kind of parallel fantasy environment called Meanwhile City. One of the title characters, Preest, is a sort-of masked vigilante detective who's the only atheist in Meanwhile City, played by Ryan Phillippe, who works to extract people from cults, has a big cynicism about the whole thing and hates The Ministry with a vengeance.

In short, it's like if Alan Moore wrote Love Actually:

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