‘Captain America: Civil War’ star Chris Evans is in talks to show his dark side for a feature film adaptation of Steven Moffat’s BBC One mini-series ‘Jekyll,’ reports Deadline.
Described as a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella ’Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,’ Moffat’s series starred James Nesbitt as Tom Jackman, a modern-day descendant of Dr. Jekyll, who is beginning to exhibit the trademark split personality, transforming into his super-powered evil alter ego, Mr. Hyde (also played by Nesbitt). What Hyde does not know: Jekyll is married. There is a wife and two children that Jackman will do anything to protect from his dark side. With all the resources of modern technology, and the best surveillance hardware, he is determined to keep his dark side in line.
Ellen DeGeneres and her A Very Good Production partner Jeff Kleeman are producing, with ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘Doc Savage’ scribes Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry providing the script. The film is without a director.