No. I don’t care that it’s based on a 2013 book called Still Star-Crossed. (Sidenote, though: Ugh, really?). I don’t care that it’s coming from Shonda Rhimes and Shondaland. I don’t care about anything other than that this? SHALL NOT STAND.
When you think of the greatest romance stories of all time, there are only two that are incontestably at the top: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and, of course, Frank Miller's historical war fantasy 300. Which is no doubt why Sony plans to combine the two love epics in a single movie.
My god, Titus Andronicus. Points for volume and creativity.
If you're like most people, then your favorite character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet isn't either of the two eponymous lovers — rather, it's Benvolio. Or maybe Mercutio. In any case, Rachel Caine is retelling the play from Benvolio's perspective, with magic — and here's an exclusive book trailer.
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo. Even if you failed English class, you'd recognize that phrase anywhere. It's from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. But would you recognize this phrase: O Romep+ Rpldo wiepffnre arr!riov Romep@. That's Shakespeare too. If Shakespeare was compressed over and over again by JPEG.
We thought we'd seen every weird and zany translation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet — but we were wrong. We give you the first ever clips from Gnomeo and Juliet, the story of two star-crossed CG animated garden gnomes. Our only question now is: How do two ceramic gnomes off themselves?
2010 was a great year for CG animated movies from the "other" studios: How To Train Your Dragon and MegaMind both rocked. But can Gnomeo & Juliet finally equal Pixar with its strange/cute retelling of Romeo and Juliet?
In today's Remainders: feats of amazement. Superman's first comic book appearance sells for $1.5m at auction; RIM posts its most impressive quarter ever; Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet performed...over Twitter; researchers create a full-screen Braille display; and more.
News of a possible Brad Pitt sci-fi version of The Odyssey got us thinking. No, not about how quickly we could leave the planet in case said movie ever actually came out, but about what other classic literature could be turned into science fiction vanity projects for some of our favorite actors. Join us as we consider…