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!
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Seems like it will be enjoyable
Daniel Felts on May 14, 2010
Wasn't David Tennant going to be in this? Makes me sad that he dropped out.
DRM on May 14, 2010
Is it just me, or does the background filler art look a little Sherlock Holmes-y?
Kellie on May 14, 2010
Tennant was dropped quite a long time ago... Yes I was looking forward to Team Pegg/Tennant too...
N on May 14, 2010
what was the last funny landis movie? Coming to America??
jomba joose on May 14, 2010
love me some isla fisher, and the rest of the cast is great too, might have to go to the theatres for this one..
harrison on May 14, 2010
#5 you are right! Coming To America was Landis last great funny movie. Ever since then every single film he has made has gone from bad to worse. Oscar (1991) (This was a real turkey) Innocent Blood (1992) (Not bad, But not great) Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) (destroyed the series) The Stupids (1996) (Absolute Crap) Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) (Seriously WTF was landis thinking) I was a huge fan of landis in the 80's. He made some great comedies The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Spies Like Us, The Three Amigoes, Coming To America. And then the 90's came and Landis lost his spark big time. Hopefully with a ten year break maybe he has had time to rest and reflect on his career and block out the 90's forever and get back to doing what he does best. Oh another thing that reminds me "Coming To America" was also Eddie Murphy's last funny movie.
last son on May 15, 2010
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