Nostalgic for Lit Hum? Or just that bored in California/Canada/Oregon/Jersey?
Well, here are three upcoming films all based on some of your most favoritest Lit Hum texts.
First, Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton compete for the Kirsten Dunst Void Actor Award in a what surely will be a straight-to-DVD adaptation of The Decameron.
Next, ever wondered what happens in Denmark when Fortinbras took over? What happened to Horatio? Any of the newly dead come back as ghost a la Hamlet Prime? Hamlet 2 is your answer.
Finally, a not-exactly direct adaptation of Oedipus. Actually, not-at-all-direct, but an adaptation of a real story. Still, the Oedipus parallels are strong enough to warrant a mention. Nervous.
I'll be seeing all of these, though I'm really desperately hoping for a Crime and Punishment movie starring Patrick Dempsey as Raskolnikov, Ben Kingsley as Porfiry, and Julie Delphy as Sonia. Oh wait.