May 8, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST
May 8, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST
It's a Universal picture, no? So, what's the angle? Is it a reboot ala "The Wolf Man"?
May 8, 2009, 3:55 a.m. CST
bloke can't act
May 8, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST
in Bram Stokers Dracula. Man...I dunno about this. I love the Point Break "Whoa" dude. BUTT...and that But is bigger than J-Lo's...he stinks at accents. Authenticity and solid acting are therefore, out the window on this one. And I hope to GOD the Mr. Hyde IS NOT the piece of shit CGI we got in Van Helsing and that other thing I refuse to mention starring the great Sean Connery.
May 8, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST
You can say it: "League of Extraordinary Gentleman." I know…I know—I don't want you to relive that painful memory, please understand. We must face our pain and conquer it. Exorcise that demon and it will all be better. Really, it will.
May 8, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST
May 8, 2009, 4:27 a.m. CST
Dr. Jeckyll Esquire
May 8, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST
Here's hoping it's a full-length version of all the deleted Harker scenes from DRACULA.
May 8, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST
Nope...can't bring myself to even think of it. Any movie that has the power to make Connery turn his back on acting, ain't worth it.
May 8, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST
Wear a dress and speak with the accent of a ninety year old Chinese woman. ESCAPE the same Reeves that I just can't bear to watch anymore.
May 8, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST
by The Dark Shite
and not Keanu Reeves. At least shit CGI can look animated.
May 8, 2009, 6:50 a.m. CST
...makes me realise just how out of his depth Reeves will be in this role. Hell, even Jason Flemyng's Hyde in LXG was entertaining up to a point.<p>The twin role of Jekyll/Hyde calls for both tortured restraint and OTT theatrics - both of which are sadly beyond our lad Keanu.
May 8, 2009, 7:12 a.m. CST
by I AM ROCKO
So another film about that Dr dude checks into being a nice guy or nutcase. Jekyll and Hyde has been done so many times before, so like the upcoming Wolfman and Robin Hood I cannot get excited about it. They could make it like the actual original book and have it from other character's perspectives, Mary Reily was an interesting failure but is long enough ago to try again?
May 8, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST
Kinda like Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags From Our Fathers, but sillier.
May 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST
That's right. "Diary Of A Young London Physician" starring Jude Law and Penelope Cruz, written & directed by David Mamet -- a COMPLETELY FILM, has been sitting on a shelf for YEARS, and we're not gonna get to see it before Keanu takes a turn?? And hell I even like Keanu, but c'mon man...
May 8, 2009, 7:49 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
"I just tested my new serum on myself and... WHOA!... Dude, I feel evil!"
May 8, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST
Everything I've ever heard and read about Mamet's Diary of a Young London Physician project said that it fell apart due to financing issues right before filming was due to start, so I don't know how there'd be a completed film of it just sitting around somewhere...
May 8, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST
by Kid Z
...actually punched out director Stephen Norrington ON THE SET! How could anyone ever top that? He deserves his retirement.
May 8, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST
Actually sounds OK. Not woo-hoo wao awesome, but OK. And given the writer, it seems promising...
May 8, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST
And it was the coolest fucking show I've seen since Angel went off the air! I thought it'd be hokey but the second that Mr HYDE appears a smile remained on my face through six episodes. It's some of the finest dark comedy the BBC ever created. Keanu Reeves is kidding himself if he thinks he can come within five miles of James Nesbitt's brilliant performance.
May 8, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST
by Sir Pirvan
Saw on Danish news that Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn will be directing NeoTed. Intwesting, isn't it?
May 8, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST
But seeing as Batman is very Jekyll & Hyde he wouldn't feel the need to do it.
May 8, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST
Why does Keanu Reeves, one of the WORST actors in the history of Hollywood, continue to get work? This guy KILLED Constantine and The Day the Earth Stood Still, and he's been awful in just about every other film he's been in--except for the Bill & Ted movies, and Parenthood, in which he had to play an idiot, and except for the Matrix films, in which he played a guy with no emotional range or human qualities.
May 8, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST
He was his wooden bland self in Day The Earth Stood Still remake. So expect another wooden, laughable performance from this guy.
May 8, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST
Del Toro based Dr. Jekyll....then again I could go for some Del Toro based anyhting. Imagine if he re-adapted Stephen King's It....let it sink in a few minutes and you pick up on how amazing that could potentially be.And not just as a special effects show case, the guy does great emotional character scenes, ala Devils Backbone, Pans Labyrinth...Jesus even the "getting pissed" scene in Hellboy 2, and "It" stands and falls on the portrayal of those characters rather than on Pennywise.Oh and while Im at it...Paul Bettany for Pennywise.
May 8, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST
while I dont doubt that James Nesbitt is a better actor than Keanu, the fact that some one is even comparing them is really funny to me. I never thought Id see the day where someone calls the acting ability of the guy from the Yellow Pages adverts better than Ted"theodore" Logan...thats made my day actually...admittingly its been a slow day!
May 8, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST
You just reminded me of those Yellow Pages ads! But come on, they were funny! <p>Nesbitt dressed in a green garden gnome costume in a room full of Elvis clones ("Look, my invite definitely said 'Elves!'") was funnier than pretty much anything that passes for comedy on British TV these days...
May 8, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
Check the guy out in 'Murphy's Law' where he plays it totally straight as a tough undercover cop. I know BBC America ran the first series...
May 8, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST
my favourite was one wear he cuts his daughters hair after promising his wife to take her to the hair dressers, and when the wife comes home to see the crap hair cut he lies and said the barber just did an appalling job. So it ends with him driving to the hairdresser and pretending to go nuts at the owner, violently waving his arms and stuff, while the wife looks on in the car, and when it cuts inside he's just begging them to fix the kid's hair and cover up for him....I was then shocked that a couple of months later the american Grounded For Life had exactly the same plot! I must look into what the time frame was between them to estimate whether one ripped the other off or not...
May 8, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST
by Tony fucknuts
...and keanu as Hyde.
May 8, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST
...in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comics (especially book two)<p>"You should see me dance the Polka..."
May 8, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST
LMAO! I'm a yank that only recently began to immerse myself in the glory of the BBC. In three months I've manage to digest a tremendous amount of british television and I had no idea James Nesbitt did Yellow Page ads. That's fucking hilarious. I'm glad you told me that after I'd already become a fan. It would've taken more time for me to believe he was a charming psychopath.
May 8, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST
Get yourself a copy of the BBC miniseries version of STATE OF PLAY, if you haven't already done so...
May 8, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST
by Cotton McKnight
The classic song by Men at Work?
May 8, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST
You said Nesbitt's commercials were funnier than anything on BritTV. Give me a top five of your favorite BBC comedies in the past five years. Snuff Box, Big Train & The Peter Serafinowicz Show were brilliant. Although I have to admit I don't know why these british sketch comedy shows adopt that odd habit of repeating the same bit every episode when there are only six per season. That Man Stroke Woman show would repeat the exact same sketch multiple times in a SINGLE episode. That's baffling to me when so many of those sketches were bad from the start.
May 8, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out this weekend.
May 8, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST
if you're looking for good british comedy, track down Peep Show if you havent seen it...its from Channel 4 rather than BBC, but its probably the best british show on tv generally(not just comedy) at the minute-its a travesty that it only gets commissioned for 6 episodes a year.and I know it can plug the trans-atlantic gap cos Ive a friend in Ohio who is obsessed with it
May 8, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST
were actually good. The one with Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher in the studio ridiculing various rock icons that visited was cool and funny every time. I was laughing so hard I couldn't breath when Jimi Hendrix, after being relentlessly mocked by Fulcher, loses his cool and lunges at him. Alice Lowe doing David Bowie was great, as well.
May 8, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST
was the French-Canadian goalie in Youngblood. You know it's true.
May 8, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST
I heard about PEEP SHOW and I couldn't get past the first episode. The little kids from the apartment were the only thing that amused me. Does it get funnier after the first one? I didn't give it much of a shot because I had just finished BEING HUMAN and couldn't focus on anything but wondering when series 2 would start. I'll give Peep Show another shot because it's so highly regarded.
May 8, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST
by Biggie Kaiju
Not a frame of film has been shot, but the movie sucks already. Who in the bluest of blue Hells makes these casting decisions?! Ugh...
May 8, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST
Hmm, interesting. Okay, I'd always heard that Mamet had in fact shot the entire Law movie, but that it wasn't getting distributing for some reason. Not that they collapsed before cameras ever even rolled.
May 8, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST
I liked 'Big Train', but it was hit and miss. Most of the BBC's stuff these days is dire, but I like Armstrong & Miller's stuff and will happily sit through anything with Mitchell & Webb. Can't stand that James Corden fella, though.<p>I still think Britain's gone down hill as far as comedy is concerned. 'The Fast Show' is a favourite of mine, and I don't think we've done a really good sitcom since 'Father Ted'.
May 8, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST
Dr. Heckyll works late at the laboratory where things are not as they seem.<p> Dr. Heckyll wishes nothing more desperately than to fulfill all of his dreams.<p> Letting loose with a scream in the dead of night as he's breaking new ground.<p> Trying his best to unlock all the secrets but he's not sure what he's found.<p> Dr. Heckyll is his own little guinea pig 'cos they all think he's mad.<p> Sets his sights on the search of a lifetime and he's never, never sad.<p> Whoa oh, it's off to work he goes. In the name of science and all its wonders...<p> <p>Man, that takes me back!
May 8, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST
by alice 13
May 8, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST
At the Circle-K." Best line of Keanu's career. Oh, that and, "How's it going, royal ugly dudes!"
May 8, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST
I'm seriously asking this. The original is fantastic, but I've never seen a version that actually adheres to the story.
May 8, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST
No, I'm pretty sure it hasn't. I think the guy who the narrator talks about, Utterson, is usually removed completely from almost every form of adaptation. This will be the same I bet.
May 8, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST
THAT is the re-make Keanu should do... Check it out folks - a definate classic that can only be funnier as an updated remake.
May 8, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST
you *need* to see Father Ted; and then see it again. and again.
May 8, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
Keanu's best line ever is surely 'I got a full-on robot chubby!'<p>Like, totally bogus, dude!
May 8, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST
Ted will always be the crowning achievement of Keanu Reeves' career. Also if Alex Winter was to star in a new movie with him I think everything would be right with the world. They are going to save the world together someday Right? Right? I mean George Carlin said so... It really is sad knowing that we live in a world where Rufus is no longer with us.
May 8, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST
Awesome! [Does air guitar lick]
May 8, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST
Mate, "Insert Name Of Crap Movie Here Starring The Great Sean Connery" was crap. Pure. Simple. Crap. And as for Connery's retirement...the man would still be making movies today if Norrington and the soul destroying experience he went through on that set and crushed his love for it. And that's what happened to him. According to the interview I read with him anyway.
May 8, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST
...was the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde and won an Oscar to prove it! Time for Hollywood to leave this one alone.
May 8, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST
Have we learned nothing from Much Ado About Nothing?
May 8, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST
Didn't Michael Caine do one? I thought that was decent. Granted, I was a kid at the time I watched it though.
May 8, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST
by juice willis
Pick up 20 years after the events of Bogus Journey. Seems to be an easy sell these days. Box office dyn-o-mite!!!!!
May 11, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST