John Landis, Simon Pegg, and Andy Serkis Unite for Burke & Hare

You might say that I’m somewhat of a Simon Pegg fan, so it’s really no surprise that I’ve latched onto reports surrounding John Landis’ upcoming serial killer opus “Burke and Hare” the way most people follow sports, politics, or organized religion. The self-described black comedy, which also features Tom Wilkinson, Isla Fisher, John Cleese, and the always amusing Tim Curry in key roles, chronicles the exploits of real-life grave robbers William Burke (Pegg) and William Hare (Serkis), who notoriously sold stiffs to a pair of professors for medical research in the late 19th century. As evidenced by the clip provided courtesy of Bloody Disgusting, filming is already underway in Edinburgh. Considering that Pegg’s recent output has been somewhat lacking compared to his earlier work, I’m eager to see him deliver something that sets my socks on fire. Or knocks them off. I’m really not that picky.



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  • craig thomson

    hey there folks! i went through to edinburgh on friday hoping to get a wee glimpse of the set! i would of been happy just with that! but when i got there i some how managed to blend in with the film crew on the set! i was waiting for the security to grab me and throw me out any minute! lol but they just took me for part of the crew! even one crew member started rambling on at me to set up equiptment! so i filmed as musch of the set as i could i even got some set posters used as decoration lol but when they wrapped filming i hung back and managed to have a chat with legendary film director himself! i never expected that atall! i thought i wouldnt get within a 100ft of him! how nice it was of him to spare a moment to chat with a fan! :)check here to see both videos aof me chattin with him and footage of the set!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/thomson753089

  • craig thomson

    hey there folks! i went through to edinburgh on friday hoping to get a wee glimpse of the set! i would of been happy just with that! but when i got there i some how managed to blend in with the film crew on the set! i was waiting for the security to grab me and throw me out any minute! lol but they just took me for part of the crew! even one crew member started rambling on at me to set up equiptment! so i filmed as musch of the set as i could i even got some set posters used as decoration lol but when they wrapped filming i hung back and managed to have a chat with legendary film director himself! i never expected that atall! i thought i wouldnt get within a 100ft of him! how nice it was of him to spare a moment to chat with a fan! :)check here to see both videos aof me chattin with him and footage of the set!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/thomson753089