A UK trailer has been released for John Landis’ big screen comeback Burke & Hare.  The director hasn’t helmed a theatrical film in years, and he’s finally decided to make a come back with this horror comedy starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Check it out…

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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 Isla 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.

It’s been a long time since An American Werewolf in London, and it’s time to see if 1980s John Landis can hang with the directors of the new millennium.

What do you think of the first trailer for Burke & Hare? Are you interested in seeing the film?