Come Preview the 'Burke and Hare' International Trailer

Simon Pegg and Isla Fisher in Burke and Hare
Photo: Ealing Studios

Ealing Studios has released the first official trailer for the upcoming John Landis-directed comedic thriller Burke and Hare starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis in a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers William Burke and William Hare.

The film co-stars Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Hugh Bonneville and Stephen Merchant and serves as Landis's first feature film since 1998's Susan's Plan. However, considering we're talking about the director who helmed films such as An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places and Coming To America, there is sure to be some excitement concerning his return to the bigscreen.

Burke and Hare is currently without a release date. Check out the trailer directly below.

  • Grantharper

    It looks amusing, it's not exactly how I pictured it but I still think it has a lot of potential. Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis seem to have decent chemistry which is really what's crucial to a film like this.

  • LJF

    Isla Fisher's Scottish accent is terrible! On the other hand Simon Pegg's Irish Accent is pretty good.

    • Stiggy

      I think that Isla Fisher's character is supposed to be Irish not Scottish. The only real Scot in this movie is Ronnie Corbett, who plays the tiny soldier.

      • LJF

        really? her character's name is pretty scottish sounding to me Helen McDougal and from what i've read McDougal herself was from Edinburgh, I have friends from Edinburgh and I live in Glasgow plus i have family in Ireland none have the accent that fisher was just using.

  • Bradley Badder

    I'm actually going to meet a certain Pegg on the 22nd of this month. 'Burke' looks alright, not one I'm going to rush out to see but a fan of Pegg nonetheless. 'Paul' on the other hand is a definite, with the likes of Pegg, Nick Frost and Kristen Wiig in the same film, a film I've added to my 'The Must See's' list, I think.

  • Dave

    I've been interested in this since I first heard of it, and while the trailer is quite different from what I expected - seems more broad comedy than dark and witty - I'm still intrigued. The cast alone is enough to warrant a gander.