Abel Ferrara’s ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Won’t Be Happening

It looks as if Warner Bros. Pictures’ modern Jeykll & Hyde adaptation won’t be happening. Both Forest Whitaker and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson were attached with Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) just about ready to get behind the camera — only something went wrong. “He could be an awesome Ed Hyde. He’s the real deal,” Ferrara tells The Guardian as he looks at a photo of 50 Cent. “But it’s not gonna get made…Warner Brothers have put up about one fifth of what the film should cost and want about one third of what it’s gonna make, and I’m supposed to kiss the feet of whoever made that deal.” Ferrara continues, “They never made Jekyll & Hyde the way it was written. It’s a guy and his creation. Having one actor play both parts is an abomination, a distortion of Stevenson’s story. It’s a masterpiece. I’m gonna make it one day.” When that day comes, hopefully he’ll think of a better cast.
I guess this is now a collector’s item….

Source: The Guardian