With the San Diego Comic-Con kicking off tomorrow night, you’ll see an entire rash of new promotional goodies from projects that have nothing to do with comic books. Still, it’s hard to complain when we get tons of awesome new looks at next year’s genre films.
This morning director Richard Raaphorst hit his Twitter page to share a gorgeous comic-inspired one-sheet for his forthcoming Frankenstein’s Army, now in post production from Dark Sky Films.
The piece, which harkens back to World War II propaganda posters and was created exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con, depicts three of the film’s “zombots”, as well as a pensive Viktor Frankenstein (Karel Roden). “Meet The Crypt Monster, Mosquito, Protobot, and Viktor!” said Raaphorst.
In the film, “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.” Karel Roden, Alexander Mercury, Joshua Sasse, Luke Newberry, Andrei Zayats, Mark Stevenson, Hon Ping Tang, Cristina Catalina, Robert Gwylim and Jan De Lukovicz all star.