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3-D Musical Hamlet Movie For Teens in the Works

Emile Hirsch and one-time Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke aren't the only ones planning another big-screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet — there's also one in the works that will target the High School Musical audience. A 3-D musical movie version of Hamlet is coming our way, apparently "the first of six adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, based on musical versions created by UK theater company Shakespeare 4 Kidz." The other films in the series include Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest.

Today's article in Variety asserts that "Hamlet lends itself to a 3-D treatment. The producers hope to include a ghost that hovers in front of the aud's eyes, cannon fire that flies into the auditorium, and a sword fight that appears to happen all around viewers." But I think if I were younger, this is the part I would find particularly intriguing: the production company behind these musical 3-D movies will also shoot a TV show called Movie Quest — A Romeo 4 Juliet, "a public search to find two undiscovered young actors to play the lead parts of Romeo and Juliet." This should be interesting, at the very least.

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