The trailer for Zombie Hamlet doesn’t look totally top-shelf, but I suppose it has a kind of fun Free Enterprise quality to it. I especially like the orders to “stop shambling”, and that the extras are tweeting. I was recently on a film set for a movie that takes place pre-2007 and no one could get the extras to put away their iPhones. So dangerous.
Anyway Zombie Hamlet looks fun enough and is directed by John Murlowski from a script by John McKinney. It stars Travis Wester, Shelley Long, June Lockhart, John Amos, and Emmalee Wilson. It also stars Jason Mewes and looks more entertaining for than the last few Kevin Smith films he was in.
In the film, “First-time director Osric Taylor finally manages to get his dream film financed, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”–set against the epic backdrop of the American Civil War. He heads to a small town in Louisiana to start filming when production funding suddenly dries up. Osric agrees to take up southern matron Hester Beauchamp’s offer to finance his movie as long as he throws some zombies in the film to attract a wider audience. When Hester suddenly dies mid-shoot, and with the local sheriff and ambitious news reporter Shine Reynolds hot on his trail, Osric is thrust into precarious and hilarious situations in a desperate effort to keep ‘Zombie Hamlet’ alive.