The first photos have surfaced from the upcoming dark comedy Burke & Hare via the UK website, the Daily Mail. They include the two main characters as played by Simon Pegg and the recently added Andy Serkis. This will mark the first film that director John Landis has tackled in a very long time, and from the looks of these photos his return might be well worth the wait.
In the film, Pegg stars as William Burke and Serkis as William Hare, two criminals known for dipping into the world of murder to make a quick buck. The story centers on a pair of Irish immigrant murderers in early 19th century Edinburgh who sell the corpses of their victims to the local medical college. It’s based on actual events, and the duo are said to have killed at least 17 people from 1827 to 1828.
The movie will also star Isla Fisher, as a young actress and Pegg’s girlfriend who’s looking for a patron and she may or may not be an accomplice to the duo’s murders. While Tom Wilkinson will star as “Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.”
Here’s another photo from the set that feature Pegg and Serkis as Burke and Hare.
What do you think of Pegg and Serkis in costume? Are you looking forward to the film?