Prepare yourselves for an isolated mansion, a mysterious locked room, creepy corridors, a dusty cellar and a mad doctor…
Hammer Films has today debuted the first official trailer and poster for B Good Picture Company’s Doctor Jekyll ahead of the film’s 27 October 2023 release in UK cinemas. The film’s UK-wide release marks the first release for the recently resurrected Hammer, following its acquisition by theatre and entertainment mogul John Gore.
Directed by Joe Stephenson (“Chicken”, “McKellen: Playing The Partand”), from a script penned by Dan Kelly-Mulhern, this modern twist on the critically adored tale features an impressive cast including Eddie Izzard, Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan and Simon Callow.
Hammers adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Doctor Jekyll centres on Izzard who plays Dr. Nina Jekyll, a recluse who finds friendship with her newly hired help, Rob (Chambers). They must work together to prevent Hyde from destroying her life.
The release of Doctor Jekyll marks a new chapter for Hammer, founded in 1934. In addition to substantial investment, Gore’s new vision for the company, driven by a lifelong passion for all things Hammer, will deliver a wave of new films bearing the iconic Hammer name, and Doctor Jekyll is just the beginning. Gore commented: “Given that Doctor Jekyll was the first Gothic Horror book, it is very appropriate that Joe Stephenson’s thrilling new film should be the first of a new generation of Hammer movies.”
Doctor Jekyll will receive its red-carpet premiere at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square on 11 October. The film was also selected to play at FrightFest London 2023 where an initial cut of the film was screened as part of the festival’s line-up.