In “Jekyll”, Keanu Reeves plays a character who develops a formula that transforms him into an actor capable of more than one emotion. I kid, I kid. Don’t start filling my comment section with complaints, ya Keanu Reeves lovers. Anyhoo, THR reports that Reeves has been attached to star in yet another big-screen adaptation of the classic novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a scientist who develops a formula that transforms him into an evil version of himself.
The story has been adapted into a multitude of variations, and has appeared in movies, TV shows, comic books, and various forms over the years, but this version will have Reeves as the star, and be written by Justin Hayth (“Revolutionary Road”). No word on what period it will be set in, or the plot. Denmark native Nicolas Winding Refn (“Valhalla Rising”) is currently in negotiations to direct.
Guillermo del Toro was also working on his own version of Jekyll and Hyde, but it appears Reeves’ version will beat it to the screen by a good bit.
Below: From Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Hyde is the big dude.