Dr. Jekyll and his not-so-nice alter-ego Mr. Hyde is heading to the big screen as an anti-hero in the adaptation of the upcoming Dark Horse comic The Strange Case of Hyde, written by screenwriter Cole Haddon, according to Heat Vision.

David Ellison's Skydance Prods., Dark Horse Entertainment and producer Mark Gordon have teamed up for the project.

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The Strange Case of Hyde is not a retelling of the story but seeks to give it a fresh take by making the split personality the center of a Victorian-era action-adventure that sees him go head-to-head against a historical villain. Dark Horse will unveil the comic book this week at Comic-Con.

"Mr. Hyde is one of my favorite literary villains, but he hasn't been given his due on the big screen for the better part of a century," said Haddon, who also will write the screenplay. "I'm excited to be playing a part in restoring him to his proper place in the pantheon of movie monsters: at the top of the food chain."