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David Tennant And Simon Pegg To Star In John Landis's BURKE AND HARE!

Beaks here...

According to Bloody-Disgusting, John Landis has announced that David Tennant, aka "The Tenth Doctor", will join Simon Pegg in BURKE AND HARE! Pegg and Tennant will star as the infamous duo who supplied a British medical school with cadavers they either harvested from graves or murdered themselves. Variations on the story have been told in Val Lewton/Robert Wise's classic THE BODY SNATCHER and Freddie Francis's solid THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS. Landis's version will be based on a screenplay by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, whose previous credits include the non-horror likes of GOAL III, ST. TRINIAN'S, and ST. TRINIAN'S 2: THE LEGEND OF CURLY'S FRITTON'S GOLD. Not the most confidence-inspiring titles, but I can't imagine Landis would be able to get Pegg and Tennant involved if the script were complete rubbish. While you're waiting for Landis to get started on his first feature since 1998's SUSAN'S GAME, you should absolutely check out his terrific Don Rickles documentary, MR. WARMTH. Here it is in its entirety via Hulu!
And if you're a truly committed Landis fan, you may or may not want to read this interview I conducted years ago for (part one and part two).

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