First Look: Simon Pegg & Andy Serkis in Landis' Burke & Hare
No Job Too Small. No Body Too Big. No Questions Asked. When it was first announced that John Landis would finally be returning to the director's chair with a period thriller/comedy called Burke and Hare, it only had actor Simon Pegg attached at the time. Then "Doctor Who's" David Tennant joined briefly before eventually being replaced by motion capture actor Andy Serkis. No more casting changes though, as the film is already shooting in Edinburgh, and Collider has our first look at a small batch of photos from the set showing Pegg and Serkis in costume as grave robbers William Burke and William Hare. Check them out!
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. I'm hoping it's a return to form for him and from these photos it already looks like it will be. But now I think it's best to step back and let them finish shooting. Stay tuned!