John Landis Returns to the Big Screen with Burke and Hare


John Landis, the director of The Blues Brothers, Coming to America and An American Werewolf in London, is back with his first movie in a decade with Burke and Hare, a period comedy that looks like a non-musical version of Sweeney Todd. Starring Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Tim Curry and Isla Fisher, it’s about a couple of old-timey British chaps who get into the cadaver-selling business, with wacky and madcap results. I’m not completely sold on it after seeing the trailer, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.