|release date||August 5 2011|
|writer||Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft|
|starring||Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Hynes neé Stevenson, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith, David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Baily, Hugh Bonneville, Michael Smiley, Christopher Lee|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisLimited theaters September 9: "Hare" is based on the true story a pair of the U.K.’s earliest serial killers, William Burke and William Hare, gravediggers who lucratively sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection.
Burke & Hare is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis). These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply.
Back in 2009, I got a chance to chat with John Landis for our podcast and it ended up being one of the best interviews I’ve ever done. Landis is extremely straight-forward and cantankerous in the best way possible; he’s the only person I’ve ever had refuse to answer a question not because his hands were tied, but because he just didn’t feel like it. It was around the time he was in the midst of pre-production on Burke And Hare, his first feature-length narrative film since 1998’s Susan’s Plan. On paper, it sounded like a geek’s wet dream: Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis starring as grave robbers in a horror comedy directed by Landis, who’s directed some of the greatest comedies of all time as well as dabbling in the genre with An American Werewolf In London, Thriller, and Innocent Blood. It’s really shocking that, even with all this going for it, Burke And Hare is as unfunny as the real-life case it’s based upon. …Read More