A clip from "Franklyn" entitled "Relieved of Life" has been found. Less than a minute long, the snippet to the drama fantasy highlights on Ryan Phillippe's Preest while he ponders on what people will do when they are lost and on the crime and action for justice, revealing that he was about to kill a man who has robbed a young woman's life. The clip opens with a glimpse of Sam Riley's Milo and the aerial shot of Meanwhile City.
"Franklyn" is a split narrative set simultaneously in contemporary London and in a future metropolis ruled by religious fervor. It revolves around an intertwining story of four lost souls; Preest, a masked vigilante detective looking for his nemesis on the streets of Meanwhile City; Emilia, an art student whose suicidal art projects become increasingly deadly; Esser, a broken man in search for his out-of-control son amongst the rough streets of London's homeless; and Milo, a heartbroken thirty-something man desperately trying to find a way back to the purity of first love.
Starring Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Bernard Hill and Sam Riley as the four lost souls respectively, the fantasy movie from Contender Films is directed and written by Gerald McMorrow. It has been premiered at the 52nd London Film Festival on October 16, 2008. Though yet to have its U.S. release date, it will be released in the United Kingdom on February 27, 2009.
"Franklyn" Clip - "Relieved of Life":