UK sales firm 101 Films International, an Amcomri Entertainment company, has acquired worldwide distribution rights for M & M Film Productions’ feature gothic drama, thriller Frankenstein Legacy which is showcasing at AFM.
Directed by Paul Dudbridge (Fear the Invisible Man) and written by screenwriter Jim Griffin (The Legend of Dead Man's Gold) the thriller stars BAFTA Award-winner Juliet Aubrey (Middlemarch), Michelle Ryan (Bionic Woman), Philip Martin Brown (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Matt Barber (Dracula).
England, 1875. A century after Victor Frankenstein’s doomed experiment, his journals have traded hands for decades. Frankenstein’s secrets did not die with him. As graves are torn up and patients disappear from the local asylum, William Browning sets out to find who stole his father’s body and finds horrors close to home as his mother descends into madness.
Eoghan Burke, VP of International Sales at 101 Films International comments, “Frankenstein remains one of the most recognizable names in horror and we are extremely pleased to have a new take on the familiar narrative. With a strong cast this extremely engrossing thriller is sure to attract audiences around the world keen to have another opportunity to see what happens next when terrifying experiments take an even darker turn.”
Frankenstein’s journals are now in the hands of Millicent Browning. In her mid-40s, a gifted scientist, Millicent searches obsessively for a cure for her husband’s degenerative illness. She is devoted to him, to the exclusion of her children, William and Clara, with whom she is cold and harsh. William, our hero, is in his mid-20s. Witty, unconventional for his class, he strains at the bounds of his privileged position, working as a doctor in the local asylum.
When Millicent’s husband dies by suicide she snaps, disappearing into her obsession, poring through the journals for an answer. Taking his body from his grave, she returns him to life – in body but not in soul. She seeks new flesh with which restore him… As William struggles with his father’s death, and battles the outdated methods of the asylum’s stuffy superintendent, he forms an unlikely friendship with a working class nurse, Liza, who has her own reasons for hunting the body snatchers now terrorizing the small town. As murder reaches the asylum, William comes to understand his mother’s descent into madness. He finds what was once his father; now a hideous monster with only flickers of recognition for his son.