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We've seen him go up against Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise and John McClane in Die Hard, but now Alan Rickman is set to face a far more supernatural foe.

[Kingsman: The Secret Service](movie:713143)'s screenwriter, Jane Goldman, is now penning the script to Lionsgate's upcoming film, The Limehouse Golem. Adapted from Peter Ackeroyd's 1994 murde-mystery novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, the film takes place in 19th century London.

Alongside Rickman, the film, which will be directed by Juan Carlos Medina, also stars Olivia Cooke ([Bates Motel](series:753920), [Ouija](movie:469746)) and Douglas Booth ([Pride and Prejudice and Zombies](movie:41129)). Together, the three will face Jack the Ripper's mythical predecessor, The Golem, an anthropomorphic being magically created from inanimate matter.

According to Variety, the film will be styled in the same vein as Se7en and The Woman in Black. Although there's still a lot we don't know about this film, here's a brief description of what fans can expect:

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 legendary creature from dark times…
Confronted by a murderer of a yet unknown kind and with no genuine leads, the police put the vastly experienced Detective Inspector Kildare on the case, a scapegoat for when the next victim surfaces.

Se7en meets The Woman in Black starring Alan Rickman hunting a murderous supernatural being in Victorian London? Count me in!

(Via: Variety)


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