Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up
First Poster For The Equalizer
Denzel Washington walks the line
David Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies
Ging gang zombie zombie zombie gonna eatcha
First Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno
Stomachs rumble in the jungle
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 April 2014
New Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Stills Arrive
Damn dirty apes with guns
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: There And Back Again
18 July 2014
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
23 May 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The World's End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Now You See Me (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Burke And Hare Trailer Online!
It's an invasion of the bodysnatchers!

05 October 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

submit to reddit

Here's a Tuesday treat: a full-length trailer for Burke And Hare, the story of Edinburgh's famous bodysnatchers starring Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. It's all directed by John Landis, and judging by this effort is at least as heavy on the scatalogical humour as it is on the horror.

Burke (Pegg) and Hare (Serkis) were immigrants to Scotland from northern Ireland who, in the 1820s, got into the business of selling corpses to Edinburgh medical schools. The only problem with such enterprising activity was that they were involved in grave robbing and then murder to obtain the cadavers, rather than dedicated to the cause of advancing medical science.

The film also stars Jessica Hynes, Isla Fisher, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Stephen Merchant, Jenny Agutter, Bill Bailey and Ronnie Corbett, who's our Most Valued Supporting Player in this trailer. Judging by this effort is going all-out to capture Edinburgh's reputation as Auld Reekie.

Burke and Hare is out on October 29 here in the UK.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chelsea Handler Means War
Comedienne tools up for McG
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Burke and Hare Documentary
• Watched a great documentary about Burke and Hare that I found online – great addition at the end about some pretty disturbing practise that are going on nowadays too – http://www.burkeandharedvd.com More

Posted by BryanSandolov at 16:22 on 03 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: other than Isla Fisher's accent...
Might be a cut above the rest! More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 19:32 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: other than Isla Fisher's accent...
Any news on a certificate? Could be comedy burnt to a crisp, or just a fun little stumble. Either way, I'm in. More

Posted by ehowarth at 19:27 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Disappointing trailer.
Yeah, the accents are an issue, a rather big issue, but if I can grapple with that this should be good. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 18:44 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Hilarious
Roll on 30th October It looks like Landis is back and thats a very good thing, nice to see "You made me miss,i never miss"David Schofield in the cast. More

Posted by filmburner30 at 16:54 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What's Going On?
No, sad is paranoia and ridiculous conspiracy theories. p; If you moved  into others parts of the site, particularly Empire Online, you might have become aware that we are suffering a spamming problem at the moment. With up to 60 posts at a time we have to use the 'delete all' function. That can mean some posts get deleted with it, particularly if you've posted from the main site and/or you're used the reply button in the spammers post.   The best way to avoid that is to post in More

Posted by elab49 at 15:26 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: What's Going On?
I experienced the same thing the other day when I made a comment that criticised the magazine/website. Quite sad really. More

Posted by sonofliberty1 at 14:37 on 05 October 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

The Remake Report: Hollywood's Do-Overs Coming Our Way
The redoes, remakes, reboots, reworkings and reimaginings headed our way…

The Nebraska Playlist
Alexander Payne programmes a movie marathon for us

More Found Footage: Another 25 Trailers That Tease Missing Scenes
Further sequences that disappeared between promo and final cut

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)