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Exclusive: Steven Moffat on the Jekyll movie

20 December 2016 9:32 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Dec 21, 2016

We asked Steven Moffat if he's involved in the movie of Jekyll. And he is. To a point...

At the end of the round table interviews for the Doctor Who Christmas special last week, we quickly got a chance to quiz Steven Moffat about the planned movie of his TV show, Jekyll.

Based on the Jekyll & Hyde story, Moffat’s Jekyll cast James Nesbitt in the lead role, and the Hollywood version has seen Captain America himself, Chris Evans, cast in the lead. Charles Mondry and Anthony Bagarozzi – who penned The Nice Guys – are writing the screenplay. Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer is set to direct.

But is Steven Moffat involved in any way? Well, once all the Doctor Who questions were done, I asked him.

“Yes, I’m involved a bit”, he told us. “It’s all being talked about at the moment. We’ll see, we’ll see. »

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Chris Evans To Star In Ruben Fleischer’s Big Screen Remake Of Steven Moffat’s TV Series ‘Jekyll’

14 December 2016 6:40 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It looks like we now know which movie Chris Evans is going to squeeze in between Captain America appearances. Deadline is reporting that Evans is set to star in the upcoming Lionsgate thriller “Jekyll.” He was rumored earlier this year to be circling the project, but it looks like now it’s official.

Despite what you may be thinking, “Jekyll” is not a simple retelling of the classic “Dr.

Continue reading Chris Evans To Star In Ruben Fleischer’s Big Screen Remake Of Steven Moffat’s TV Series ‘Jekyll’ at The Playlist. »

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Chris Evans' Jekyll Movie Gets Zombieland Director

13 December 2016 12:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, we reported that Chris Evans had come aboard to star in a big screen adaptation of Jekyll, based on the hit 2007 BBC One mini-series of the same name, written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat and starring James Nesbitt. Today we have word that the project has found a director, with Zombieland filmmaker Ruben Fleischer coming aboard to take the helm. With this project moving forward, it also sets up a competitive situation with Universal's potential Dr. Jekyll spin-off starring Russell Crowe.

Back in May, before Russell Crowe was confirmed as Dr. Jekyll in Universal's The Mummy reboot, a report surfaced that there have been discussions at Universal for a future spin-off involving his Dr. Jekyll character. That was never confirmed by Universal, but this report from Deadline indicates that the spin-off is still in the works, which will come after Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy, »

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Steven Moffat's Jekyll remake to star Chris Evans

13 December 2016 11:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Dec 14, 2016

Steven Moffat's Jekyll TV show is being turned into a feature film starring Chris Evans...

“He was wild when he was young; a long while ago to be sure; but in the law of God, there is no statute of limitations,” Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and 130 years later the tale is still being reimagined. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) is now set to direct a feature film remake of Steven Moffat’s 2007 BBC One mini-series Jekyll.

The contemporary sequel adaption of the Jekyll And Hyde story will star Chris Evans (Captain America himself, of course) as Tom Jackman, a descendant of the infamous Jekyll who is starting to conform to the family tradition, developing a split personality. The BBC One miniseries starred James Nesbitt (The Hobbit). Jackman turned his basement into a safe room where he lives with »

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Ruben Fleischer to Direct Chris Evans in Lionsgate's 'Jekyll'

13 December 2016 10:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ruben Fleischer will direct Chris Evans in Jekyll, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Zombieland and Gangster Squad helmer will take on Lionsgate's feature adaptation of the BBC One miniseries, which puts a modern take on the Robert Louis Stevenson story. Marc Platt is producing with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman of A Very Good Production. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry penned the script.

Steven Moffat's 2007 miniseries used the Strange Tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde novella — about a doctor whose invented serum turns him into a murderous madman — as a prequel. It centered on Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendant »

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Chris Evans wanted for big screen adaptation of BBC series Jekyll

30 July 2016 11:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is looking to cast Chris Evans in the lead role of Tom Jackman in a big screen adaptation of the BBC One series Jekyll, which is being produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman.

The six-part Jekyll was written by Steven Moffat and aired on BBC One in 2007; described as a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, it started James Nesbitt as Jackman, a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll, who finds himself transforming into a version of the sinister Mr. Hyde.

Jekyll isn’t the only Jekyll and Hyde related project on the horizon, with Russell Crowe set to take on the dual roles in Universal Pictures Monster universe, beginning with a role in next year’s Tom Cruise-headlined The Mummy.

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‘Jekyll’: Chris Evans to Star in Film Adaptation of the BBC Series

30 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chris Evans is is ready to put down the Captain America shield for a spell and star as another iconic genre creation.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate is developing the silver-screen version of BBC One’s “Jekyll” series from 2007, with Evans set to play Tom Jackman — a role originally portrayed by James Nesbit on the TV series.

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The project is not to be confused with the upcoming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde film in development as part of the shared Universal Monsters franchise, which takes a cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (of which Evans’ Cap is a central component) in creating a series of overlapping films about its best-known figures: Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster and yes, Dr. Jekyll, to be played by Russell Crowe.

Read More: ‘The Mummy’ Photos: Sofia Boutella as the Sexualized Monster in Universal »

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Chris Evans set for the Jekyll movie?

29 July 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Chris Evans Jekyll movie news: The actor, who most will know as Captain America, is focussing on starring in the lead.

Read more on the full Chris Evans Jekyll movie news below.

Chris Evans is reportedly looking at starring in the American remake of the hit UK TV series Jekyll from Steven Moffat. If true, Evans will step into the iconic character for Lionsgate, a role made famous by James Nesbitt in the original BBC show.

Here’s the plot.

It’s 2007 and there’s a new Dr Jekyll, with an old problem: Mr Hyde. But they have a deal – a body share – and an impossible life is somehow lived.

What Hyde doesn’t know, however, is that Jackman is married, and there’s a wife and two children he’ll do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, »

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Chris Evans Joins "Jekyll" Mini-Series Remake

29 July 2016 7:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Chris Evans could well be the new Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but not in the way you might think.

The "Captain America" star is said to be in talks for the title role in Lionsgate's "Jekyll," a remake of the 2007 British mini-series which served as a contemporary update of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale.

"Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" producer Steven Moffat created the original which starred James Nesbitt as Dr. Henry Jackman, a married man with a family who tries to keep the dangerous Mr. Hyde element of his personality under control thanks to modern technology.

At the same time an ancient organisation with limitless wealth and power is monitoring their every move. Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry are adapting the script from the original miniseries while Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will produce.

The project isn't to be confused with a potential spin-off film that's a part of »

- Garth Franklin

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Chris Evans circling lead role in feature adaptation of BBC's Jekyll series

28 July 2016 6:58 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Captain America may be looking to trade in his all-American super soldier image for something a little bit darker as Deadline is reporting that Chris Evans is currently circling the lead role in a feature adaptation of BBC's Jekyll mini-series from close to a decade ago. Written by Steven Moffat (Sherlock), the Jekyll mini-series followed Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendant of the original Jekyll who... Read More »

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Captain America: Civil War Star Chris Evans Eyeing Lead Role In Lionsgate’s Jekyll

28 July 2016 6:46 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Chris Evans plays pretty much the most morally upright superhero there is as Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the Captain America: Civil War star may very well be about to take a villainous turn. The actor looks set to take on the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, an upcoming movie from Lionsgate.

The writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry (who worked with Shane Black on The Nice Guys and his upcoming Doc Savage adaptation) penned the screenplay, and Jekyll is actually based on the 2007 BBC One series which was the creation of Steven Moffat (Doctor Who).

Set in the present day, it revolved around Jackman – played on TV by The Hobbit star James Nesbitt – a descendant of Jekyll who begins to exhibit signs of a split personality. He then abandons his family, creates a new home in a fortified basement and finds an ally in a psychiatric nurse. »

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Captain America Star Chris Evans to Play Jekyll for Lionsgate

28 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate is moving forward with its Jekyll movie, and it seems the studio has found its leading man. A new report reveals that Captain America: Civil War star Chris Evans has become attached in the lead role as Tom Jackman for the studio. The project is still in fairly early stages, with no director attached at this time.

Deadline reports that the studio is developing this project based on the 2007 UK miniseries of the same name. The miniseries spanned six episodes and was written by Doctor Who and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat. Lionsgate has brought in Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry (The Nice Guys) to write the script, although no plot details were given.

Interestingly enough, The Nice Guys star Russell Crowe recently signed on to play Dr. Jekyll in Universal Pictures' monster reboot The Mummy, where he'll star alongside Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson. »

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Newswire: Chris Evans might unleash his evil side in Lionsgate’s new Jekyll movie

28 July 2016 5:04 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline is reporting that McU star and perfect-toothed goodness factory Chris Evans is in talks to unleash his still-probably-pretty-cheerful dark side on a planned film adaptation of the BBC TV miniseries Jekyll. Evans would play Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendent of Dr. Henry Jekyll, forced to share a body and a life with a super-powered evil side that’s the result of his distant ancestor’s famous experiments. (Jackman was played by James Nesbitt in the six-episode British show, created by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat.) Evans is currently attached to Lionsgate’s film version of the series, and will presumably also play Jackman’s sexier, more dangerous Hyde persona if the movie moves forward.

Lionsgate’s Jekyll shouldn’t be confused with another adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel that’s currently in the works. Universal is reportedly prepping a Jekyll film of its own as part of »

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Chris Evans Circling Lead Role In Lionsgate’s ‘Jekyll’

28 July 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Chris Evans might be diversifying from his Captain America good-guy persona. Evans has come attached to play the lead role of Tom Jackman in Jekyll, the feature that Lionsgate is developing from the 2007 BBC One series. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman are producing through their A Very Good Production banner, and scribe team Anthony Bagarozzi & Charles Mondry have written a script based on the Steven Moffat-scripted six-episode miniseries. Bagarozzi & Mondry… »

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Penny Dreadful: Season Three Ratings

14 June 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The ratings for the second season of Penny Dreadful dropped 20-30% when compared to the show's first season. Showtime decided to renew the program anyway. Will the numbers rise or fall in season three? Will the dark TV series be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.

On Penny Dreadful, legendary characters from classic fiction like Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray), Mina Harker and Abraham Van Helsing (Dracula), Doctor Frankenstein (Frankenstein), and Doctor Henry Jekyll (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). They work to fight both personal demons and supernatural threats. The cast includes Josh HartnettTimothy DaltonEva GreenReeve CarneyDanny SapaniHarry TreadawayBillie PiperRory KinnearHelen McCrorySimon Russell Beale, and Sarah Greene.

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‘Doctor Who’: Matt Lucas Returns As Nardole For Season 10

14 June 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

A fan-favorite character is returning to Season 10 of “Doctor Who.” The BBC announced that Matt Lucas, known for playing Nardole, will be making an appearance in the opening episode of the upcoming season.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl,” Lucas said in a statement.

Nardole is a human cyborg who made his first appearance in the 2015 Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song.” He was told by Professor Song to find the surgeon needed to extract the Halassi Androvar from the head of King Hydroflax. But instead, Nardole found Doctor Who and took him to the Professor.

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“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around,” said Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer. “One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

Filming for “Doctor Who” begins Monday, June 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Pearl Mackie, who was recently cast as Peter Capaldi’s new companion, will embark on her first week filming the role of Bill. This will be her first major television role following her West End appearance in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

Read More: Meet Pearl MackieDoctor Who’s New Companion + Watch Sneak Peak, First Day on Set

The BBC also announced that Stephanie Hyam will play a guest role in the new season. The actress is known for her appearances in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Sherlock.”

The opening episode is written by “Doctor Who” showrunner Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Doctor Who” will return for its annual Christmas special, followed by the tenth season in 2017.

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‘Doctor Who’: Matt Lucas Returns As Nardole For Season 10

14 June 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A fan-favorite character is returning to Season 10 of “Doctor Who.” The BBC announced that Matt Lucas, known for playing Nardole, will be making an appearance in the opening episode of the upcoming season.

“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the Tardis for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl,” Lucas said in a statement.

Nardole is a human cyborg who made his first appearance in the 2015 Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song.” He was told by Professor Song to find the surgeon needed to extract the Halassi Androvar from the head of King Hydroflax. But instead, Nardole found Doctor Who and took him to the Professor.

Read MORe: ‘Doctor Who’: Peter Capaldi Teases Jenna Coleman Return

“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the Tardis – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around,” said Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer. “One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”

Filming for “Doctor Who” begins Monday, June 20 in Cardiff, Wales. Pearl Mackie, who was recently cast as Peter Capaldi’s new companion, will embark on her first week filming the role of Bill. This will be her first major television role following her West End appearance in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.”

Read More: Meet Pearl MackieDoctor Who’s New Companion + Watch Sneak Peak, First Day on Set

The BBC also announced that Stephanie Hyam will play a guest role in the new season. The actress is known for her appearances in “Jekyll & Hyde,” “Peaky Blinders” and “Sherlock.”

The opening episode is written by “Doctor Who” showrunner Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Doctor Who” will return for its annual Christmas special, followed by the tenth season in 2017.

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Related stories'Doctor Who': Peter Capaldi Teases Jenna Coleman Return'Doctor Who' Lead Role First Offered To a Black Actor Over Peter Capaldi, Showrunner RevealsThe Brains Behind 'Sherlock' and 'Doctor Who' Have 'No Idea' Why the World Loves Their British Shows »

- Liz Calvario

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What Hollywood Can Learn From Doctor Who’s New Stance on Diversity

3 June 2016 1:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Doctor’s companions have been almost exclusively white over its 50-year history, and the Doctor himself has been nothing but white, so it's exciting to hear showrunner Steven Moffat putting some powerful words into the universe about steps toward better diversity. He's also expressed regret of the show's past failures and their stance going forward to make sure it doesn't happen again. The United Kingdom is a very diverse place so when a sci-fi series mostly set and filmed there can't replicate that diversity on screen, there's a big problem. And Moffat agrees. DoctorWhoTV has transcribed an interview with the creator from the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. “We decided that the new companion was going to be non-white, and that was an absolute decision because we need to do better on that. We just have to," he said. "I don’t mean that we’ve done terribly »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Trailer for New Time Travel Show Timeless

16 May 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

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NBC has ordered Eric Kripke's (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan’s (The Shield) new time-travel series Timeless to series for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The show concerns a race against time to us time to stop (??) the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

Timeless stars Abigail Spencer (Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Goran Visnjic (Extant), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll) and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker).

Synopsis:

From Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and the producers of “Th [Continued ...] »

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Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman recreating BBC's Jekyll for big screen

6 May 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and talkshow host producing film adaptation of James Nesbitt follow-up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Ellen DeGeneres is helping to bring a film adaptation of the 2007 BBC One series Jekyll to the big screen. The popular host and comedian is producing the Lionsgate project with Jeff Kleeman, through their A Very Good Production banner, reports Variety.

Writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, who most recently collaborated on the new Shane Black comedy, The Nice Guys, have already completed a script, while the search is still on for a director.

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