We currently have the modern day SHERLOCK featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the roles of Holmes and Watson, however much time before we got that modern day twist to the old classic, we actually had a Jekyl and Hyde adaption set in the modern day, which was a lot darker than to be expected.
The Series, titled JEKYL, saw James Nesbitt play the lead role as a descendant of Mr. Hyde. He one day starts transforming into Hyde and abandons his home, locking himself away in a basement and communicating to his other self through cassette tapes. Stephen Moffat created the mini series and from there things go out of control crazy, but Lionsgate, who are heading the BBC adaption, are also eyeing Chris Evans.
Evans, best known for Steve Rogers, aka CAPTAIN AMERICA, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is circling the role for a chance to snatch up the lead part as JEKYL/Hyde, but this is far different from his usual work. That being said, Evans does work on plenty of smaller films in between his Marvel time.
There is no date set for the JEKYL film, however another is in the works with Universals shared universe monster film, which starts with Tom Cruises THE MUMMY.
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