Yet Another Comic Book Adaptation: The Strange Case of Hyde
Though the story of split personality Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has seen many adaptations (one almost came together rather recently), it looks like the next iteration of the classic 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson novella will get its inspiration from comic. Heat Vision reports that an all-new take on the character, The Strange Case of Hyde, will not simply be another adaptation, but instead sees Jekyll and Hyde in a Victorian-era action-adventure where he goes head-to-head against a historical villain. Cole Haddon will write the script, but at the time no director has been attached, so it's not very clear how soon this will be coming together.
Around the time of Comic-Con, there will be a sudden plethora of comic book adaptations coupled with the release of a brand new graphic novel. Though some of them sound exciting, the sad news is that more than a few will never be heard from again. Although this sounds interesting, any alternate take on a Victorian era property just makes me think of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and I get worried for its success. Haddon (who also wrote the comic) is dedicated and optimistic about this take: "Mr. Hyde is one of my favorite literary villains, but he hasn't been given his due on the big screen for the better part of a century. I'm excited to be playing a part in restoring him to his proper place in the pantheon of movie monsters: at the top of the food chain." Mighty ambitious, but we'll have to wait and see how this one eventually turns out.
As much I am against adaptions like this, I can't say no to stories about split personalities.
Eli on Jul 21, 2010
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