Limehouse Golem, Gothic Thriller for 21st Cetury

Limehouse Golem Movie details

Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Writer: Jane Goldman
Producers: Stephen WoolleyElizabeth KarlsenJoanna Laurie,

Cast: Olivia CookeDouglas BoothDaniel MaysAdam BrownPeter Sullivan

The synopsis to the film “The Limehouse Golem” reads as follows:

London, 1880. In the dangerous Limehouse district, a series of murders have shaken the community. So monstrous and ruthless are these crimes the press claim they’re the work of The Golem – a creature from folklore. The Golem strikes again. With no genuine leads, the police put the vastly experienced Detective Inspector Kildare on the case, a scapegoat for when the next victim surfaces.

“Limehouse Golem” is a film adaptation based on the literary work of English author Peter Ackroyd. Released in 1994, the novel blends real historical people against a fictitious gothic murder mystery backdrop. According to IMDB,  the film is in post-production. A release date is not official but the forecast is towards the 2016 calendar.

Back in April 2015 Variety reported that Lionsgate Films had acquired the United Kindom and Irish distribution rights to the film. Also, HanWay Films gained worldwide sales rights for “Limehouse Golem”  Zygi Kamasa CEO at Lionsgate shared her thoughts on the film:

“Having recently worked with these three very talented British actors separately, we’re excited to see them onscreen together on what we think will be a chilling adaptation of this popular novel. We eagerly anticipate seeing how this team brings to life Jane and Juan’s work.”

Managing director of HanWay Films, Thorsten Schumacher added his thoughts on the joint venture by Lionsgate and HanWay Films, he stated:

“Jane Goldman has created a gripping and twisting adaptation of this truly original and unique crime thriller. We know that Juan Carlos’s creative vision is the perfect match for it and ‘The Limehouse Golem’ will truly stand out from the pack. Having Lionsgate join us for the journey early on further validates and ensures the commercial outlook of ‘Golem.”

 

 

Source: Variety

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