Hammer Films is thrilled to announce the theatrical release of B Good Picture Company’s Doctor Jekyll on 27 October 2023 in UK cinemas.
Directed by Joe Stephenson and featuring an impressive cast including Eddie Izzard, Scott Chambers, Lindsay Duncan and Simon Callow, Doctor Jekyll’s UK-wide release marks the first release for the recently resurrected Hammer, following its acquisition by theatre and entertainment mogul John Gore.
A modern interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Doctor Jekyll, is a reimagining of the classic story starring Eddie Izzard who plays Dr. Nina Jekyll, a recluse who finds friendship with her newly hired help, Rob, played by emerging actor Scott Chambers (“Chicken”). They must work together to prevent Hyde from destroying her life. The screenplay is by Dan Kelly-Mulhern. A work-in-progress version screened at London’s FrightFest 2023. The film brings a modern twist to the critically adored tale.
The release of Doctor Jekyll heralds a new era for Hammer, founded in 1934. As well as significant investment, Gore’s new vision for the company, fuelled by a lifelong love of all things Hammer, will lead to a string of new films bearing the iconic Hammer name, and Doctor Jekyll is only the beginning. Gore said “Given 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”.
The film’s red carpet premiere is also set to take place at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square on 11 October.
An isolated mansion, a mysterious locked room, creepy corridors, a dusty cellar and a mad doctor… Hammer horror is back with a modern reimagining of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. When ex-convict Rob takes the carer position to the infamous Nina Jekyll, little does he know he’s part of an evil master plan devised by her alter ego Rachel Hyde. But to what lengths will Rob go to satisfy his client’s weird wishes and his own ambitions for the daughter he has never even seen?