Empire has scored the first official image from John Landis’ recently completed Burke and Hare. The film, which takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 1820s, is a dark comedy based on the true story of two Irishmen, William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis), who take to grave robbing to earn some easy money.
Check out the full image below. (Click for a higher-res version.)
Although this first image doesn’t do much in showing the plot of the movie, it is a nice introduction to the main characters. Two quick thoughts on the picture: The look on Pegg’s face is hilarious, and Andy Serkis will always remind me of Gollum.
At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I really think this film has the potential to be terrific. I mean, who doesn’t want to see Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis play two seedy Irish grave robbers? When you throw in a supporting cast that includes Tim Curry, as well as Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson, it’s almost impossible to resist, am I right?
What do you think of the first image of the film? Are you interested in seeing Burke and Hare, or is it just me?