I remain one of the many still fascinated by Jack the Ripper, and can never resist a new film about him [or her?]. The latest offering is Immortal, written by Pete Dowling [Flightplan] and directed by Roger Donaldson [Cocktail, Species]. Says Donaldson:
“In the story, hot-shot Detective Byrnes and rookie cop James McCafferty, whose morals are conflicting, work together on the hunt for London’s serial killer Jack the Ripper who, some believe, sailed to New York after his London killings suddenly ceased in 1888. This is an exciting project that I am enthused to be a part of. Jack the Ripper is a haunting and malevolent historical character, and the stories of what happened to him after the London murders refuse to go away. I am looking forward to working with producer Matthew Metcalfe again, to bring this cerebral and thrilling project to audiences”.
Casting is currently underway, with production starting in late 2019. I can’t wait. But who will the Ripper be this time? One of the acknowledged suspects – or somebody fictitious?