Universal pictures has picked “The Day The Earth Stood Still” remake star, Keanu Reeves to star in yet another remake of the “The Strange Case Of Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” which will be entitled “Jekyll”. Justin Haythe ,the writer of “Revolutionary Road” has been hired to write the script. Nicholas Winding Refn is currently in negotiations to direct the film. Erwin Stoff ,Douglas Wick,and Lucy Fisher are going to produce it.
The plot of the original story was about a doctor who creates a potion which brings out his inner evil side being Mr. Hyde. As time goes by, Mr. Hyde grows stronger until the point where Dr. Jekyll no longer needs the potion to bring out the Mr. Hyde in him.
The plot for this remake is currently unknown,but I would have to think it would be closely related to the original story,or else why do it. I think Keanu Reeves is versatile enough of an actor to pull it off. Keanu Reeves may become the new, classic, remake king.