Shooting Begins on Landis’ Burke and Hare

February 5th 2010 • by Mycah • No CommentsProjects

John Landis has begun principal photography on Burke & Hare.

Also new casting with the likes of Sir Christopher Lee, Reece Shearsmith, Jessica Hynes, Hugh Bonneville, Tim Curry, Bill Bailey and Ronnie Corbett were just announced.

Landis describes the film as a “black romantic comedy” in spite of its story which is a comedic take on the true story of the 1828 Edinburgh body-snatchers Burke and Hare. These two Irish entrepreneurs discover that a dead body can fetch a hefty price when the demands of the leading medical professors Dr. Knox (Tom Wilkinson) and Dr. Monroe (Tim Curry) reach beyond that of the local supply. Isla Fisher will portray Pegg’s love interest Ginny, while Tom Wilkinson is anatomy lecturer Dr Robert Knox.

Happy Birthday Isla!

February 4th 2010 • by Mycah • No CommentsNews & Gossip, Website

Yesterday, February 3, 2010 was Isla’s 34th Birthday! We want to wish her a very happy (belated) birthday. Hope she had a wonderful day!

Also, this site celebrated two years online yesterday as well. Isla Fisher Web was launched on her birthday in 2008.

Simon Pegg Joining Burke and Hare

January 30th 2010 • by Mycah • No Comments"Burke & Hare"

Simon Pegg is set to make horror funny again. THR reports that the Shaun of the Dead star has joined the black comedy Burke and Hare, which follows William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century grave robbers and murderers who got rich selling the corpses of their victims. Andy Serkis will play Hare, Pegg will play Burke. The movie is not a remake of 1971’s Burke and Hare, which played the events for more dramatic effect.

Pegg has been using his Twitter account to update fans of the movie’s progress, which has already begun rehearsals.

1st day of Burke & Hare rehearsals at Ealing Studios where I once held off a legion of zombies with an old Winchester rifle. Happy days.

Pegg has been busy finishing up the comedy Paul, about two comic book geeks who meet an alien while driving across America, as well as meeting with Burke and Hare cast.

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An Update – At Last!

January 23rd 2010 • by Mycah • 1 Comment »Gallery Updates, Public Events

I really want to apologize for the lack in updates last year. To be honest when things settle down with Isla, they go very quiet. So my motivation wasn’t really here for the site. However I’ve gotten a tincy bit of motivation while I read the Shopaholic novels (it’s true Isla is the perfect Becky! Only a shame the movie wasn’t more of a financial success because I’d love to see more of Isla in her shoes) but luckily our girl seems to have gotten a bevy of new projects which should begin filming soon so hopefully we will have new Isla material soon.

For now I’ve updated the gallery with the missing event pictures from late last year. These include: Bruno‘s Los Angeles premiere, Crude benefit screening and Feeding America’s Benefit Concert. Isla looks gorgeous at all of the events!

Also you can now follow us on Twitter, for instant updates.

Isla Joins Burke and Hare

January 23rd 2010 • by Mycah • No Comments"Burke & Hare"

Isla Fisher, Andy Serkis and Tom Wilkinson have joined the cast of Burke and Hare, a horror comedy that marks John Landis’ return to feature directing after more than 10 years.

The project is based on the true story a pair of British serial killers, William Burke and William Hare, gravediggers who sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection during the 19th century.

Serkis, best known for his work as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies, will play Hare opposite Simon Pegg’s Burke.

Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic) will play Pegg’s girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron who might or might not be an accomplice to the murders.

Wilkinson (Valkyrie) will play Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses.

The movie begins shooting January 31 in Edinburgh and London, bringing Landis back to the scene of his 1981 hit An American Werewolf in London. The Twilight Zone director’s last narrative feature was 1998’s Blues Brothers 2000.

Source: Reuters

Happy Holidays!

December 24th 2009 • by Mycah • No CommentsWebsite

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and fabulous New Year 2010 to all of our visitors!

Isla Fisher May Star in Desperados

November 7th 2009 • by Jess • No CommentsRumoured Roles

Universal Pictures has picked up Desperados, a comedy script from Ellen Rapoport that will act as a potential starring vehicle for Isla Fisher, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is set in motion when a woman sends an indignant e-mail to her new beau, who’s gone silent after they have sex. When she discovers he’s comatose in a Mexican hospital, she races south of the border with her friends in tow to intercept the e-mail before he recovers.

The project has been described as a female-oriented Hangover.


Universal Sets Up Two for Isla Fisher

October 8th 2009 • by Mycah • No CommentsProjects, Rumoured Roles

Great news! It’s been a little quiet in Isla land the past few months so It’s goo to hear she’ll be getting back to work soon with not one, but two new movies!

Universal Pictures has acquired two projects that will be developed as star vehicles for Isla Fisher, reports Variety.

Fisher is attached to topline and produce Life Coach, a comedy about a young woman who consults a life coach who turns out to be messed up. Liz Cackowski and Maggie Carey are writing the script.

Fisher is also attached to star in an untitled romantic comedy based on a French script called Un Jour mes princes viendront (One Day My Princes Will Come). Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun) will write the script.

Source: Variety

Isla Talks Rango with SciFi Wire

June 21st 2009 • by Mycah • No Comments"Rango", Projects

Isla Fisher told SCI FI Wire that she’s the voice of a gun-toting lizard in the upcoming animated movie Rango.

The film, directed by Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean), stars Johnny Depp as a household pet who embarks on an adventure to discover his true self. In addition to Fisher and Depp, the voice cast includes Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Ned Beatty.

Fisher spoke about Rango last month while promoting her current film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Followed are edited excerpts of the exclusive interview with Fisher. Rango is slated for release in March 2011.

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