Whilst browsing for Burke & Hare videos earlier, I came across an Australian trailer for the film that I hadn’t posted here before. The film was released in Isla’s home country back in May.
I also found a clip from the film.
We’ll have screencaps from the DVD (which is available to buy in the UK now) in the next few weeks … 🙂
Burke & Hare – Australian Trailer by Paramount_Australia
Burke & Hare-Can I See You Again by Paramount_Australia
A new trailer for Burke & Hare has been released, as promotion for it’s upcoming September 9th theatrical release in the US. The trailer is available here at DreadCentral.com, but unfortunately I can’t view it or therefore embed it … hopefully some of you can, though…
Burke and Hare will be available on SundanceNOW starting August 5th ahead of its theatrical debut on September 9th. The John Landis directed comedy stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and Tom Wilkinson (Shakespeare in Love).
SundanceNow is a streaming media service made exclusively for the purpose of promoting domestic and international independent films. These videos are available for both rent and purchase.
I’ve just read that Burke & Hare was released in Australian cinemas yesterday (May 13th).
As for other international release dates – France will get the film in cinemas on July 27th, and Germany got the DVD earlier this week, apparently. It’s already available to buy on DVD in the UK. But still no word on a US release date!
Isla Fisher has hinted her decision to “completely copy” her father’s accent for one of her movie roles didn’t go down well.
The Australian actress portrayed Ginny in Burke and Hare, which was released last year. It starred Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as two grave robbers, and for her role Isla had to speak in a Scottish accent. She found it hard to find someone to base her character on as the film was set in the 19th century, so decided to look closer to home.
“For Burke and Hare [Ginny] was completely fictional because there wasn’t much to go on from that period, I think Ginny was completely invented actually,” she told Cover Media. “My father has a very thick Scottish accent so I just did my dad’s accent. And actually everyone felt it wasn’t, y’know… I just copied my dad completely.”
Isla is currently promoting new animation Rango, in which she voices the character of Beans. Unlike most CGI films, the stars involved with Rango – including Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Bill Nighy – acted alongside each other and didn’t just lay down vocals in a booth.
Isla was pleased with the process, as she thinks the chemistry actors get when they are in front of each other is “irreplaceable”. She also liked that Rango was shot scene by scene from start to finish, rather than in a random order.
“We shot it chronologically. We shot this over 21 days. We came in and there was almost no homework to do as an actor because your emotional arc… you’re doing it in order,” she explained. “It’s not even that you need to remember how you were feeling in the scene before.”
Rango is released in the UK on March 4.