Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army is a film I have been waiting for for what feels like a lifetime and after two teaser trailers that were released ages ago, I almost thought the film had been forgotten. Todays news of new sales art brings new great joy as it proves to me that the film was not a dream after all, and it is in fact very real and is still going to be made!
The news is that the film is now due to shoot next year, and has been financed by MPI Media Group, Pellicola of Amsterdam and XYZ Films of L.A. I have included the previous teaser trailer in case you had forgotten just how awesome this films looks, and the new artwork follows the trailers.
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’s Frankenstein’s work to assemble an army of supersoldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.
By Matt Wavish