It’s kind of fitting that news of Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army would be coming out of the European Film Market in Berlin. Read on for the latest on this long talked about project.
According to Screen Daily, Momentum Pictures, Alliance Films’ U.K. distribution division, has signed up to take writer/director Richard Raaphorst’s horror film Frankenstein’s Army on a British tour of duty. Even better? The film is finally shooting in Europe and is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam.
For more visit the official Army of Frankenstein website.
Using shocking vintage newsreel footage as his jumping-off point, Raaphorst has hit on a unique and bold premise. Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
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