The Huffington Post reported on what seems to be a resurgence in Shakespeare’s works. From Young Adult novels, to a rumored film based on Anne Hathaway, (Shakespeare’s wife), it seems the publishing and entertainment industries are seeking to bring The Bard to contemporary audiences.
Some of the projects that are scheduled include:
- Exposure, a modern retelling of Macbeth set in an Alaska high school, was published January 18th. It’s the second book of what will be at least three titles in co-authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes’ Twisted Lit series.
- Anne Hathaway, Golden Globe winner and Oscar Nominee for Les Miserables, is attached to star in an updated remake of The Taming of the Shrew.
- Fox has bought the TV series America’s Son. America’s Son is an updated take on Hamlet, about a Kennedy-esque political family whose patriarch is murdered and the son who returns to D.C. to uncover the truth. It’s being produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
- Johnny Depp’s production company has partnered with the Scandinavian production company behind the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films to produce a scripted series based on Shakespeare’s plays. The series is described as “a modern take on the plays of The Bard, building on the existing characters and plots from several of his most notable plays.”
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