Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, and John Landis Filming Dark Comedy


John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) is filming part of his latest film, Burke and Hare, in Edinburgh this week.  Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) star, with imdb describing the film as:

A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Looks like Landis is returning to his roots.  Below are pictures I snapped of the set as they’re getting ready to shoot this evening.

Trucks and lighting equipment.

Rustic carts and hay for that turn of the century look.

Dressing the set to hide the new. They also installed old wooden signs.

This is how you light a set when you can't get a cherry picker lighting kit in: it's a balloon with lights inside.

This is probably the angle they'll shoot the scene from, since there's a restaurant in the opposite direction.

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2 responses to “Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, and John Landis Filming Dark Comedy

  1. Where can I see a trailer and when is it due for release in edinburgh? can i attend the premiere, edinburgh is steeped in history, I love it, tickets please!!!

  2. Great images. I’m looking forward to this. Hopefully they’ll publish a release date soon.

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