Hammer Films Picks Jack The Ripper Thriller ‘Gaslight’

With the recent release of their latest picture, The Woman In Black, Hammer Films is on one hell of a roll.

THR is reporting that the company has nabbed up the rights to the thriller Gaslight, penned by writer Ian Fried. The project, which was recently put on last year’s Black List, is compared to films like From Hell, and follows Jack The Ripper, who is “secretly imprisoned in a London insane asylum, is called upon to help Scotland Yard solve a series of murders.”

As a huge fan of Hammer films, particularly the previously mentioned Daniel Radcliffe vehicle and their iconic Christopher Lee Dracula films, this sounds really cool. I think the premise itself is a tad silly, but is right in the wheelhouse for Hammer and their canon. The script has a huge amount of buzz, so things seem to be off and running for what should amount to quite an interesting little genre exercise.

What do you think?

[Source: THR]

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