Sundance Alert: Who Wants to See 'Hamlet 2' As Bad as I Do?

Hamlet_lLooks like I’m not going to the Sundance Film Festival this year. (I know, I can hear all the tiny violins playing.) And I’m bummed. Not because I’m going to miss the raucous parties, thin air, and swag by the metric ton. It’s because I’m not going to get to see the greatest idea in the history of independent cinema.

Hamlet 2.

I don’t know anything about this world premiere besides what the press release says: "In this rambunctious comedy, a high school drama teacher injects love and passion for theatre into his students by creating a musical sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet." And the to-die-for cast includes Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Shue, Amy Poehler and David Arquette.

Of course, it could suck. This is Sundance, after all. But the only thing that could make me more curious would be if it was called Hamlet 2: Dane Harder. Or Hamlet 2: Electric Boogaloo. (But I’d see anything that ended in "Electric Boogaloo.")

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  • D

    I’d love to see Hamlet 2, but it’s been so long since I’ve seen the original, I don’t know if I’d know what was going on.
    Another possible title: Hamlet 2: Guildenstern’s Revenge!

  • hehe

    dane harder….good one.

  • Jael

    Are you familiar with the album Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo? It’s good stuff.

  • Ep sato

    This idea was ripped off from a bad movie. In “The Last Action Hero”, the kid fantasizes about Arnold in the role of Hamlet.
    Best line? “To be or not to be….(Arnold then uses a grenade launcher, causing a big explosion)….Not to be”
    Even then the concept seemed like it would make for a good SNL sketch. But an entire movie? With David Arquette in it? His name alone give this movie a very high suck potential.

  • Hi

    Come on, the Electric Boogaloo joke is tired. Let it rest.

  • kate

    laurence olivier FTW!!!!!!

  • Ozone and Special K

    Yeah stop bustin’ on our movie! Us’n Turbo rocked that joint!

  • Stanley

    I’ve seen it. Envy me!!!

  • Donnelle & Will

    One word, two syllables: Zombies. You KNOW that would be good! It’d be Horatio vs. The Danish Undead.

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  • Star Joya

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