DARK SKY AND XYZ FILMS ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL CAST OF FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY
Ensemble cast to star in debut feature from Dutch director Raaphorst.
(PRAGUE March 9, 2012) – Closing out its first week of principal photography in the ancient village of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, MPI Media Group and XYZ Films proudly announce the central cast of FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY, an international gathering with European talent hailing from The UK, Russia, and Czech Republic.
The hotly-anticipated action/horror film, set toward the end of World War II, stars Alexander Mercury (The Golden Compass), Joshua Sasse (The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (The Heart of Me), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class), Mark Stevenson (The Last Horror Movie), Hon Ping Tang (The Fifth Element), Cristina Catalina (Eastern Promises), Robert Gwylim (Escape from Sobibor), and Jan De Lukovicz.
An announcement regarding the highly-coveted role of Viktor, a charismatic but wildly megalomaniacal scientist whose experiments with the living dead could turn the tide for Hitler’s Nazi forces, is expected from the production next week.
FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY takes place toward the end of World War II, as Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany and stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Viktor 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.
The feature, currently filming in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films, Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, and Pellicola of Amsterdam. Principal photography in Karlovy Vary is overseen by Prague-based Sirena Film. Shooting in and around Prague, the movie marks Dutch director Raaphorst’s debut after his award winning Worst Case Scenario shorts took the internet by storm and catapulted his visionary alternate history of World War II into the public eye.