Modern take on the Jack the Ripper story is in post-production for a 2015 release.

British slasher film Razors has wrapped principal photography.

A modern take on the Jack the Ripper story, Razors is directed by Ian Powell and Karl Ward, and is produced by Magic Mask Pictures. It is the second film from Powell and Magic Mask following Seeing Heaven.

Starring the likes of Kelby Keenan, Thomas Thoroe, Josh Myers, Kunjue Li, Jack Brown, Kan Bonfils, Jon Campling and Andrew Shire, the film centres on a young screenwriter (Keenan) who has inherited a box said to contain the knives used by Jack the Ripper.

The film was shot by Alessio Valori, who won best cinematographer for Days of Harvest at Milan Film Festival in 2011, and is executive produced by Martin Myers.

Myers commented: “Razors has a clear and exciting franchise potential. It’s thought that Jack the Ripper continued his murders in America after the Whitechapel killings, and in the Razors films, wherever the knives are taken, the spirit of Jack appears.”

The producers worked closely with SAE Institute London on the film resulting in its students gaining their first feature film experience on the project.

Razors in post-production with editor Euan Donaldson at Hazel May’s Ltd in Soho, with an aim to release in early 2015.