The exciting teaser for Doctor Jekyll announces ‘She’s Close Now’ ahead of its world premiere at FrightFest on August 25th!
Doctor Jekyll is coming. The new version of the classic tale will be getting its world premiere at FrightFest on Friday, August 25th. DOCTOR JEKYLL is directed by Joe Stephenson and stars Eddie Izzard, Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan and Simon Callow. This interpretation sees the main character have a gender switch from male to female.
A brief teaser for the project has emerged from the shadows today alongside a poster. This comes to us courtesy of the production company behind the film, The B Good Picture Company Limited. Hide from the doctor quickly as we take a peek. She’s close now!
An isolated mansion, a mysterious locked room, and creepy corridors. A dusty cellar and a mad doctor. Hammer horror is back with a modern reimagining of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. When ex-convict Rob takes the carer position to the infamous Nina Jekyll, little does he know he’s part of an evil master plan devised by her alter ego Rachel Hyde. But to what lengths will Rob go to satisfy his client’s weird wishes and his own ambitions for the daughter he has never even seen?
“Dr Nina Jekyll pushed the glass ceiling of the pharmaceutical industry to its limits, rubbing shoulders with the elite, becoming a household name and making herself a fortune. But her success came at a cost, and after scandal forced her out of the spotlight she now lives in seclusion with her demons.
In need of an assistant, Jekyll hires ex-con Rob, straight out of rehab and trying to get back on his feet. It soon becomes clear that there are evil forces at play and Rob’s wits are tested in a game of cat and mouse with the Devil in all its forms.”
Doctor Jekyll will once again haunt our nightmares when she premieres at FrightFest on Friday, August 25th.
Are you a fan of the novella? Will you be going to see the film when it is released? What do you make of the gender switch of the main character? Head down to the comments section to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.
Source: B Good Picture Company Limited
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