A few days ago, we mentioned that there were two remakes of DR. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE in development, one with Keanu Reeves slated to star. Now comes word from Variety that cult auteur Abel Ferrara is prepping his own comtemporary take on the subject, which will be exec produced by Luc Roeg, Michael Robinson, and Andrew Orr. To be titled JEKYL AND HYDE, Ferrara’s film has Forest Whitaker and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson lined up to star (presumably as Jekyll and Hyde?).
“The combination of such formidable talent in front of and behind the camera will turn this wonderful gothic story into a modern classic for a whole new generation,” said Roeg.