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01.12.09 22 Comments

Franklyn stars Ryan Phillippe as some kind of superhero (or is he???) and from the trailer looks equal parts Watchmen and Dark City.  It opens next month in the UK but doesn’t have a US distributor yet.

Esser (Bernard Hill) is a broken man, searching for his wayward son amongst the rough streets of London’s homeless. Milo (Sam Riley) is a heartbroken thirty-something desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love. Emilia (Eva Green) is a beautiful art student, her suicidal art projects becoming increasingly more complex and deadly. Preest (Phillippe) is a masked vigilante detective, searching for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City; a monolithic fantasy metropolis ruthlessly governed by faith and religious fervour. Esser, Milo, Emilia, Preest- a group of people who couldnt be further apart. Their individual worlds are set for a cataclysmic collision. In an explosive finale, the path of a single bullet will decide the fate of our four lost souls…. [IMDB]

Whoa, I blacked out for a second there. Hey, how’d this eyeliner get on my face? Anyway, I’m glad Philippe will be wearing that crazy mask. Keeps me from getting distracted by those big, pouty lips of his, am I right guys?

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