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Tennant on Burke

Oct. 28, 2009by: Niki Stephens
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Update: The rumor confusion has been cleared up. Thanks to reader plkrtn, we have video of Landis stating (around the 10:10 mark) that Pegg and Tennant are both on board. Check out the whole Q&A, which is quite cool.

Will David Tennant star along side Simon Pegg in BURKE & HARE?

The actor was never officially confirmed for the movie. Apparently it was just a rumor when we reported about it a couple of weeks ago. The film is based on actual events about two men who between 1827 and 1828 were quickening the deaths of the sick and stealing bodies from graves in order to sell fresh cadavers at a medical school. The amazing John Landis will be directing the dark comedy.

Empire got the scoop straight from Tennant during his premiere for GLORIOUS 39 on the status of the project. He slyly smiled and said, "Where do these things come from?” Dancing around an answer, he continued, "I don’t like to jinx things by talking about them before they’re done, you know what I mean? But John Landis is a legend." I take that as a yes.

When I first heard this news I about pissed myself. My current obsession is DR.WHO, mainly the adventures of the tenth doctor, Tennant. This movie has awesome sauce sprayed all over it. You've got Landis directing, a great story, and two excellent actors so far. Tennant will also get to speak in his native Scottish tounge as both Burke and Hare were two Ulster-born Scots. On WHO, the tenth doctor speaks in an Estuary English accent, and from what I've been told he doesn't use his own accent too much on other projects he's been involved in.

All I know is, he should be in more movies.

Extra Tidbit: I'm sorry but I want to make it my mission to do Tennant. Even though this will probably never happen, it had to be said.
Source: Empire

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8:14PM on 10/28/2009

This would be a dream team

Whatever needs to be done to get Tennant signed should happen with the quickness. But Pegg is definitely on board right?
Whatever needs to be done to get Tennant signed should happen with the quickness. But Pegg is definitely on board right?
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8:15PM on 10/28/2009
He is indeed. I just updated with a link to a video of John Landis confirming it himself.
He is indeed. I just updated with a link to a video of John Landis confirming it himself.
8:36PM on 10/28/2009
Cool beans.
Cool beans.
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6:42PM on 10/28/2009
Didn't John Landis himself confirm Tennant taking part at his Spooky Empire Q&A a few weeks ago though? It wasn't a rumour as such, as it was from the horse's mouth!
Didn't John Landis himself confirm Tennant taking part at his Spooky Empire Q&A a few weeks ago though? It wasn't a rumour as such, as it was from the horse's mouth!
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6:50PM on 10/28/2009
Bloody Disgusting was the original source for the story. I think the reason Empire called it a rumor is because they did not have a direct quote from Landis. From what I can tell this is the first person to actually speak on the project.
Bloody Disgusting was the original source for the story. I think the reason Empire called it a rumor is because they did not have a direct quote from Landis. From what I can tell this is the first person to actually speak on the project.
7:13PM on 10/28/2009
I found the video where Landis mentions Tennant in the role. Its right at the end, best to watch it at the 10 minute mark

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I found the video where Landis mentions Tennant in the role. Its right at the end, best to watch it at the 10 minute mark

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8:08PM on 10/28/2009
Yep, straight from the mouth of Landis. I'll update with the link. Thanks for the heads up!
Yep, straight from the mouth of Landis. I'll update with the link. Thanks for the heads up!