This week’s indie release-date updates brings news that IFC Films will handle John Landis’ first feature in 12 years, the black comedy “Burke & Hare.” It’s set for September 9.
“Burke & Hare” is the based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century Edinburgh grave robbers who discovered there was a good business in providing dead bodies for medical schools.
The film stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson.
Shot at London’s Ealing Studios, the film was released nearly a year ago in the UK to unkind reviews. “An inept black farce that couldn’t be more lifeless if it was one of their victims,” wrote Total Film. The Guardian was marginally less damning, describing it as “more ‘Carry On’ than classic.”