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Old 10-15-09, 03:53 PM
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Burke and Hare--John Landis, Simon Pegg, and David Tennant

Landis, Pegg, and Tennant this has potential.

After spending several years shooting episodic television and documentaries and turning down offers to make movies that he would not pay to see, Landis is “thrilled to be working in the UK again on a quality project”. He promises that the tale of the early 19th-century serial murders will be shot “extremely faithfully but as a romantic comedy in the great Ealing black-comedy tradition.”

BD's David Harley writes in that David Tennant, star of "Dr Who", has been cast alongside Simon Pegg in Burke and Hare, as was announced by director John Landis this weekend at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, FL. Based on a true story, Burke And Hare is about two 19th century graverobbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. The screenplay was penned by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/17658

No confirmation but a Bill Nighy fan site reports that Nighy, John Cleese and Minnie Driver will also star.


http://www.billnighy.info/2009/08/28...minnie-driver/
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I really dug The Doctor and the Devils. Not convinced another film needs to be made of this story, but I do like the prinicipals involved.
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Three Doctor Who vets in the cast!
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More important, does this mean that John Landis is the only person on the planet who would pay to see The Stupids?
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Bill Nighy, Simon Pegg and John Cleese in the same movie? Sold!
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bill nighy, simon pegg and john cleese in the same movie? Sold!
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Landis, Pegg, and Tennant this has potential.

After spending several years shooting episodic television and documentaries and turning down offers to make movies that he would not pay to see, Landis is “thrilled to be working in the UK again on a quality project”. He promises that the tale of the early 19th-century serial murders will be shot “extremely faithfully but as a romantic comedy in the great Ealing black-comedy tradition.”

BD's David Harley writes in that David Tennant, star of "Dr Who", has been cast alongside Simon Pegg in Burke and Hare, as was announced by director John Landis this weekend at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, FL. Based on a true story, Burke And Hare is about two 19th century graverobbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school. The screenplay was penned by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/17658

No confirmation but a Bill Nighy fan site reports that Nighy, John Cleese and Minnie Driver will also star.


http://www.billnighy.info/2009/08/28...minnie-driver/
Pegg? one word: overrated.
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Plus the adorable Minnie Driver?

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Pegg? one word: overrated.

"Well that's like....your opinion man."
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After spending several years shooting episodic television and documentaries and turning down offers to make movies that he would not pay to see, Landis is “thrilled to be working in the UK again on a quality project”.
Don't kill children and you wouldn't have that problem.
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Some huge news out of this morning's AFM in Santa Monica as Bloody Disgusting has learned that the incredible Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) will be joining Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), David Tennant ("Doctor Who") and Bill Nighy (Underworld films) in the John Landis dircted black comedy Burke and Hare. Based on a true story, Burke And Hare is about two 19th century graverobbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/17962
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The casting of Dan Aykroyd hasn't constituted "huge news" in 20 years.

(still cool, though)
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The casting of Dan Aykroyd hasn't constituted "huge news" in 20 years.

(still cool, though)
I think it qualifies if only because Aykroyd and Landis worked together on seven movies.
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"Well that's like....your opinion man."
hence why it's called a 'forum' - duh.
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And while waiting for this ...... rewatched THE BODY SNATCHER, Boris Karloff classic directed by Robert Wise.
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David Tennant is out, but many others have been added to the cast of BURKE AND HARE.

So far we have: Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, and a small part for Stephen Merchant.

Now prepare to geek out to the new names joining the cast: Jessica Hynes (SPACED, SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Bill Bailey (HOT FUZZ), Reece Shearsmith (SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Christopher Lee, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Hugh Bonneville (NOTTING HILL), David Schofield (GLADIATOR, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Allan Corduner (FRED CLAUS), and Michael Smiley (SPACED).

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Got to work with the lovely Jenny Agutter yesterday. One of three American Werewolf cast members in the flick. This picture's a nerd farm!

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While I agree, do you realize that she is 57 years old now. God, I am getting old.

David Naughton and Griffin Dunne described how they both had a crush on her on their AWIL commentary track.
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While I agree, do you realize that she is 57 years old now. God, I am getting old.

David Naughton and Griffin Dunne described how they both had a crush on her on their AWIL commentary track.
i'll still knock the dust off of it.
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David Naughton and Griffin Dunne described how they both had a crush on her on their AWIL commentary track.
That makes three of us. She's even hotter in Logan's run. There's some early 70s western that supposedly has plenty of frontal nudity of her but is always a cut version on vhs/dvd.
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That makes three of us. She's even hotter in Logan's run. There's some early 70s western that supposedly has plenty of frontal nudity of her but is always a cut version on vhs/dvd.


China 9 Liberty 37, check her out in Equus:

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When was the last time Landis directed a good movie?
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When was the last time Landis directed a good movie?
2010, hopefully.
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