We’re really looking forward to John Landis’ adaptation of Burke and Hare. Not just because of Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis but because it marks Landis’ return to feature films. He’s been away for too long and it’s time for him to get back to his roots, horror and comedy! Over at /Film, they’ve gotten a hold of an early poster for the film that features the title characters as well as Isla Fisher and a few random body parts…
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 also stars Fisher, as a young actress and Pegg’s girlfriend who’s looking for a patron, while Tom Wilkinson plays Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer in need of fresh corpses.
What do you think of the early poster for Burke & Hare? Are you interested in seeing the film?