Creative Light shines on ‘Jekyll’ adaptation

Film toplines Keeslar, also stars Silverman, Goines

HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today.

“Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging Amy”), Desmond Askew (“Go”), Abigail Spencer (“All My Children”) and John Rubenstein (“21 Grams”).

Distribution has not been lined up for the film as yet, though production and distribution company Creative Light has a first-look deal with Miramax, which is releasing the company’s most recent production, Mark Hamill’s mocudocumentary “Comic Book: The Movie,” on DVD this Tuesday.

His script for the film, has Jekyll as a computer scientist who collaborates with his female lab assistant to create a powerful computer program that transforms him into a lustful and violent alternate personality that jeopardizes his marriage and friendships.

Zakarin describes the film as “a genre horror film with the heart of an art film.”

More Film

  • Spotlighting Swiss Doc 'Before Summer Ends’

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Spotlighting Swiss Doc 'Before Summer Ends' and Director Maryam Goormaghtigh

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • MFFF: Aude Léa Discusses Competition Short

    MyFrenchFilmFestival: Aude Léa Answers Questions on Competition Short 'Long Live the Emperor’

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • France’s Ankama, China’s Benlai Pictures Link

    France’s Ankama, China’s Benlai Pictures Link for ‘Old Street’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • 'Kailash' Review

    Film Review: 'Kailash'

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • 'Loveling' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'Loveling' (Benzinho)

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • 'Blindspotting' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'Blindspotting'

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

  • ‘Dunkirk,' ‘Black Mirror’ Winners at Casting

    ‘Dunkirk,' ‘Black Mirror’ Among Winners at Casting Society Artios Awards

    HOLLYWOOD — Creative Light Entertainment CEO Scott Zakarin will helm a contemporary feature retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” novella to begin principal photography in L.A. today. “Jekyll,” also written by Zakarin, stars Matt Keeslar (“The Last Days of Disco,”) in the title role, along with Jonathan Silverman, Siena Goines (“Judging […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content