Hammer Studios was as soon as one of many most legendary names in all of horror. Movies like Horror of Dracula and The Curse of Frankenstein reinvented what horror may very well be within the 50s and 60s. The well-known studio has quietly made a comeback within the final decade and their upcoming movie Physician Jekyll simply dropped its first poster.

The poster faucets into the gothic period of the style, an period that initially helped make this studio well-known, with very heavy shadows. Star Eddie Izzard, clouded in silhouette as Dr. Nina Jekyll stands within the heart of the poster and in entrance of a window. The window is roofed in curtains with the yellowish gentle attempting to interrupt by way of the room. Nonetheless, all it reveals is Mr. Hyde’s shadow ready eerily on the ground. In case you are a fan of Hammer’s traditional horror movies or atmospheric posters, this picture will make you are feeling proper at residence in a daunting period that has felt lengthy forgotten about.

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The movie, directed by Joe Stephenson and written by Dan Kelly-Mulhern, is predicated on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic 1886 novella The Unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. This adaptation “focuses on a reclusive Nina Jekyll (Izzard) finding friendship with her newly hired help, Rob, played by rising star Scott Chambers, who must work together to prevent Hyde from destroying her life.” The solid additionally consists of Lindsay Duncan, Simon Callow, Jonathan Hyde, Tony Jayawardena, and Robyn Cara. Stephenson can be producing the movie with Man de Beaujeu and Liam Coutts. Christian Angermayer serves as the manager producer as properly. Metro Worldwide Leisure is dealing with the worldwide gross sales of the manufacturing and is at the moment promoting the movie on the Cannes Movie Pageant.

It’s positively going to be thrilling to see what Hammer has in retailer for horror followers this time round. Like Dracula or Frankenstein, the story of Physician Jekyll has seen numerous movie diversifications during the last century. Hammer is not any stranger to the darkish story as, of their heyday, they made The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll in 1960 and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde in 1971.

From the synopsis and the poster, this movie appears to convey new twisted life to this traditional break up persona horror story. Additionally, it’ll be thrilling to see what Izzard brings to the position. Izzard beforehand acknowledged that she was, “very excited to be playing the role of Nina Jekyll in this new feature film, and it’s wonderful to be able to re-imagine this classic story in a modern way.” Stephenson added to that, praising Izzard, “together with her being the extraordinary and versatile actress she is, taking part in towards Scott’s pure expertise to make us imagine within the good in folks, I can’t wait to convey this suspenseful tackle the long-lasting traditional to life.”

Physician Jekyll is at the moment in post-production within the UK and has no release date but. Nonetheless, since we now have our first poster for the movie, a trailer for this manufacturing ought to be scaring us very quickly. Till then, you may view the brand new gothic heavy poster for Physician Jekyll down beneath.