Keanu Reeves is attached to star in a contemporary retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
Plot details of this interpretation are being kept under wraps, though the story of the doctor who scientifically develops an evil self has been adapted many times before.
Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road”) is penning the script while Nicolas Winding Refn (“Pusher,” “Valhalla Rising”) is in negotiations to direct. Erwin Stoff, Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing.
The likes of John Malkovich, Kirk Douglas, Michael Caine, Jack Palance, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Dougray Scott, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Perkins, John Hannah, James Nesbitt, Christopher Eccleston, Anthony Andrews, Jason Flemyng, Matt Keeslar, Tony Todd, David Hemmings, Udo Kier and even David Hasselhoff have all played versions of the character over the past five decades.