Hammer Films is thrilled to announce the theatrical release of B Good Picture Company’s Doctor Jekyll exclusively in UK cinemas from 27th October 2023.
Directed by Joe Stephenson (“Chicken”, “McKellen: Playing The Partand”) 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.
Bringing a modern twist to the critically adored tale, Doctor Jekyll will receive its red-carpet premiere at London’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square on 11th October 2023. 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.
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.
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 commented “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”.
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?
About Hammer Films & Studios
Founded in the 1930s, Hammer Films is an iconic British film production company renowned for its pioneering role in the horror genre. Through classics like “The Curse of Frankenstein,” “Dracula,” and “The Mummy,” Hammer redefined cinematic horror and left an indelible mark on global pop culture. With a rich heritage that spans over nine decades, the company has been at the forefront of British film, introducing generation after generation to its unique brand of gothic chills and thrills.
In September 2023, theatre and entertainment mogul John Gore acquired Hammer Films. Gore is the sole owner of the largest theatre company in the world – The John Gore Organization, incorporating Broadway.com. Its 2022 revenues were $1.1 billion. The acquisition ushers in a new era for the historic studio. With Gore’s unparalleled experience and vision in the entertainment industry, this resurrection is set to rejuvenate and propel Hammer Films back to its rightful place at the pinnacle of British and international cinema.
With an ambitious roadmap ahead, Hammer Films is poised once again to become a British entertainment powerhouse, blending its illustrious past with innovative projects that will appeal to both die-hard fans and new audiences alike. The resurgence of Hammer under John Gore’s leadership signifies a renaissance for British film, with the promise of riveting content that honours its legacy while breaking new ground.