There is certainly plenty of room for further interpretations and expansions of the original character created by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson in the late 19th century, and as such Jekyll could manage to draw a crowd – especially considering the fact that Doctor Who bigwig Steven Moffat created the concept behind the new movie to begin with. Still, with Universal also vying to reinvent the Jekyll character for a new generation of moviegoers with its monster-verse version, this could have an effect on Fleischer’s own Jekyll-related project.
Whether general moviegoers will ultimately opt for what appears to be another action-heavy cinematic universe version in Crowe and Universal’s interpretation of Stevenson’s classic work of fiction, or Fleischer and Lionsgate’s more philosophically grounded take on the character – that remains to be seen. That being said, here’s to hoping that things work out with Jekyll – and that it doesn’t fall by the wayside before entering production.
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