Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Breaking News: Dudencrantz and Doggenstern!

Well, I’m not quite sure what to make of it, but here’s a trailer for a film that is currently in post-production: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead.

(The title of this post comes from the actors in the image above. They suggest, since they’re modernizing Hamlet anyway, that they modernize the names of their characters—to the aforenamed Dudencrantz and Doggenstern.)

[Alert—the trailer (embedded below) contains some unsavory images.]

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