Official Cannes Promo Poster for John Landis' 'Burke & Hare'
Found in the pages of an industry magazine here in Cannes (via SlashFilm) is this first promotional poster for John Landis' first feature film in over 10 years - Burke & Hare. Just in case you forgot (but how could you!?) this film stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Merchant, and many more British actors, and is a period dark comedy about two murderers who sell corpses to the local medical college. This is probably just an early bit of art they whipped up, but I love seeing something for this already, just because I'm so excited to see Landis direct again. Check out the promo poster below!
Burke and Hare is a black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who discover a lucrative business providing corpses for the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. The script, co-written by Piers Ashworth & Nick Moorcroft, is based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, who sold some 17 corpses to the college. Last year I finally saw An American Werewolf in London for my first time, and ever since I've been anxiously awaiting Landis' next project. We haven't heard much else about this since Landis finished shooting, but with a screening and sales here at Cannes, I expect we'll be hearing a lot more sometime soon!