Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse Star in the First Trailer for Zelda Williams’ Directorial Debut ‘LISA FRANKENSTEIN’

Get ready for a wild ride, because Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse are starring in the first horror-comedy film directed by Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams. The film, titled LISA FRANKENSTEIN,” is set in 1989 and follows a misunderstood teenager named Lisa (Newton) who accidentally brings a corpse back to life. The corpse, played by Sprouse, is none other than her high school crush, and the two embark on a murderous journey to find love, happiness, and a few missing body parts along the way.

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The first trailer for the film was just released, and it’s everything we’ve ever wanted in a horror-comedy. It’s funny, campy, and just the right amount of gory. Newton and Sprouse have great chemistry, and they’re clearly having a lot of fun with their roles. The supporting cast is also impressive, including Liza Soberano, Carla Gugino, Joe Chrest, and Henry Eikenberry.

The trailer opens with Lisa walking through a graveyard at night. She’s clearly up to something, but we don’t know what. Then, we see her in her basement, surrounded by science equipment. She’s working on a project, and it’s clear that she’s passionate about it.

Suddenly, there’s a flash of lightning, and Lisa’s project comes to life. It’s the corpse of her high school crush, Cole Sprouse. He’s alive, but he’s not quite himself. He’s missing some body parts, and he’s a little bit… hungry.

Lisa and Cole team up to find the missing body parts, and along the way, they fall in love. But their relationship isn’t without its challenges. They have to deal with Cole’s hunger, the fact that they’re both wanted by the police, and the disapproval of their friends and family.

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The trailer ends with Lisa and Cole on the run, but they’re happy together. They’ve found each other, and they’re not going to let anything get in their way.

LISA FRANKENSTEIN looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s the perfect mix of horror, comedy, and romance. And with Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse in the lead roles, we know it’s going to be a good time. The film hits theaters on February 9, 2024, so mark your calendars!

My thoughts on the trailer and the film:

  • The film is written by Diablo Cody, who is known for her sharp and witty dialogue. So we can expect LISA FRANKENSTEIN to be a lot of fun to watch, even if it is a horror film.
  • The film is directed by Zelda Williams, who is making her feature directorial debut. Williams has a lot of experience in the entertainment industry, having worked as an actress and producer. So we can expect her to bring a fresh perspective to the film.
  • The film is set in 1989, which is a great time period for a horror-comedy. The 1980s were known for their over-the-top horror films, so LISA FRANKENSTEIN is sure to fit right in.
  • The film stars two of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse. Newton is coming off of a breakout role in the horror film FREAKY, while Sprouse is best known for his role in the TV show RIVERDALE. Both actors are sure to bring their charisma and talent to the film.
Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse Star in the First Trailer for Zelda Williams' Directorial Debut 'LISA FRANKENSTEIN'
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Overall, the trailer for LISA FRANKENSTEIN looks very promising. It’s a fun, campy, and gory horror-comedy with a great cast. I can’t wait to see it when it hits theaters on February 9, 2024!

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