Universal Pictures is currently developing a new modern day take on the classic Robert Lewis Stevenson novel 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' and it looks like they have given the lead role to none other than Keanu Reeves. If you really want to get a glimpse of what this movie will be like just imagine Keanu delivering this line from the book... "The moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde."
If you have never read the book shame on you, you should read this thing! it's a classic! It tells the story of doctor who scientifically develops an evil self and has become so pervasive in popular culture that the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" conjures the idea of a split personality. It is reported that plot details for the movie are not being revealed, but the book should give you all the plot details you need, unless they have completely changed it.
This is the second Jekyll and Hyde movie being developed at Universal. Guillermo del Toro is also developing a take on the story. THR reports:
Del Toro, who has an affinity for gothic horror as well as creature features, aims to stick more closely to the Stevenson tale. Also, del Toro's project is on the slow track as the filmmaker works on "The Hobbit" for New Line and MGM, which is expected to take up the next five years. Even when he comes back, he likely will tackle one or two other Universal projects before his version, so a good amount of time will exist between the projects.
So, what are your thoughts on Keanu Reeves playing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?