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?

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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