Exclusive: John Landis and Simon Pegg To Bring Us Burke and Hare

Some news coming out of this year's Monster-Mania Convention! Heather Buckley called in with a news scoop that's pretty damned tasty. John Landis spoke to Dread about his latest project. One that's filled with all manner of murder and mayhem!

Landis will tackle the true and completely sinister tale of Burke and Hare. Also known as the West Port murders, these crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection.

Even better, we're also told that Simon Pegg is on board to star! Pretty damned sweet. Look for more on this one soon! Welcome back, John! You've been missed!

- Uncle Creepy

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That sounds pretty cool!

Submitted by arabella on Sun, 12/13/2009 - 3:44pm.
Avid Fan's picture

This sounds great, excellent period in history regarding medical science. Be interesting to see Landis take on a period piece.

Submitted by Avid Fan on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 11:55am.
DavidFullam's picture

Sounds very promising!

Submitted by DavidFullam on Sun, 08/23/2009 - 6:35pm.

I'll never forgive Landis for "Beverly Hills Cop 3"..

Submitted by PelusaMG on Sun, 08/23/2009 - 12:38am.

LANDIS rules. This is cause for celebration.

*opens beer*

Submitted by The Butcher on Sat, 08/22/2009 - 9:20pm.

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