This week’s indie release-date updates brings news that IFC Films will handle John Landis’ first feature in 12 years, the black comedy “Burke & Hare.” It’s set for September 9.
“Burke & Hare” is the based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century Edinburgh grave robbers who discovered there was a good business in providing dead bodies for medical schools.
The film stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson.
Shot at London’s Ealing Studios, the film was released nearly a year ago in the UK to unkind reviews. “An inept black farce that couldn’t be more lifeless if it was one of their victims,” wrote Total Film. The Guardian was marginally less damning, describing it as “more ‘Carry On’ than classic.”
Here’s this week’s other indie release dates of note:
“Sunny” (CJ Entertainment) July 21
Korean blockbuster about a group of teenage girls who reunite 25 years later.
“Golf In The Kingdom” (Independent) July 29
David O’Hara, Malcolm McDowell and Frances Fisher in writer-director Susan Streitfeld’s adaptation of Michael Murphy’s 1972 bestselling novel about… golf. Of note: George Stephanopoulos is the executive producer.
“Quick” (CJ Entertainment) August 18
Korean action thriller in the vein of “Speed” (there’s a time bomb involved).
“Sector 7” (CJ Entertainment) September 15
A Korean action film set on and below an oil rig.
“Connected” (Paladin) September 16
TIffany Shlain’s documentary about the emotional and technological connections between the major issues of the 21st century; premiered at Sundance 2011.
“Finding Joe” (Balcony Releasing) September 30
A documentary exploring the continuing influence of Joseph Campbell.
The Cabin In The Woods (Lionsgate) April 13, 2012
Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon scare the whillikers out of you. Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford star.
Last Stand (Lionsgate) January 18, 2013
The return of Arnold Schwarzenegger — and more importantly, the English-language debut for Korean director Jee-woon Kim.