First Look: Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as ‘Burke and Hare’

Several new images have emerged this week from the set of John Landis’ upcoming horror comedy Burke and Hare, starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. The image you see above is courtesy of The Daily Mail, while there is another image to be seen over at ShockTillYouDrop.

The film is described as a “black romantic comedy” about two bodysnatchers in 1828 Edinburgh. Says Shock: “These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.”

The film will also include the talents of Isla Fisher, Spaced star Jessica Hynes, and Sir Christopher Lee. It’s been a while since the American Werewolf director has ventured into the world of horror. In fact, it’s been more than a decade since he’s written horror (An American Werewolf in Paris, 1997) and almost two decades since he directed something (intended to be) scary (Innocent Blood, 1992). He did however, direct the Don Rickles documentary Mr. Warmth. It will be interesting to see where he goes with Burke and Hare. His cast is solid, the premise sounds fun and everyone seems to be buzzing positively about what’s happening on set. I’d say there’s room for hope.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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