John Landis' return to directing feature films might turn into the funniest movie about serial killers ever.
"Hare" is based on a true story of the Britain's earliest serial killers, who followed up their dirty business by selling the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection. Pegg and Serkis will play the financially-acute killers with Fisher playing Pegg's girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron. As most patron-seeking actresses know, you really shouldn't bother with the details of where the money is coming from.
Wilkinson plays the university medical honcho who is in need of more bodies, a major scientific problem of the time. This kind of talent in Landis' hands is going to be something special to watch.
The real-life story is as messy as you'd expect: there are lynch mobs, a hanging and a karmically-appropriate medical dissection of one of the murderers. So it will be interesting to see how Landis walks the fine comedic line.