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Sweet Trailer…'Burke & Hare'

Today’s trailer comes as a bit of a surprise to me. A new film from John Landis you say?? OK, go on…Well John Landis (Animal House) is directing Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, all things awesome) and Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) in the nearly true story of two 19th century grave robbers Burke and Hare. The film follows the leads as they find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. We heard about this last year but it’s been pretty quiet since then. I’m actually getting a good feeling from this and I am eager to see how Pegg and Serkis play off each other.

So while I think this looks a bit cherry picked, I have confidence this will have much more to offer than what the trailer shows. It looks a bit underrated right now and personally speaking I hope we can get at least a Shanghai Noon level of  chemistry. But we’ll see. So far there looks to be a UK release date of October 29th. If it fares well we may see it stateside around March…but that’s just a guess. So what do you think? Do Pegg and Landis look to have a hit on their hands??


  • Kaiderman

    Has this story been told before on film? I feel like it has but I’ll see anything Pegg is in… even after How To Lose Friends and Alienate People!

    • MarcC

      If you want an underrated Pegg film check out Big Nothing. While it was forgettable, he was as charismatic as always I’m right there with you on seeing anything he’s in (although Run Fatboy Run was terrible).

  • CMrok93

    This one looks alright, but I’m more interested in seeing John Landis come back to film. It seems like it’s been a decade, and I hope he can do something good with this material, although I will say it looks a bit weak.

    • MarcC

      Well I agree with you there Dan. It is an independently made feature and right now hasn’t found a distributor (possibly because it is weak looking). It could a sleeper hit…but I wouldn’t hold my breath.