I know what you are thinking. High School Musical and all of its sequels were great. But it would have been a lot better with Shakespearian dialogue. Well, guess what? According to Variety, Elsinore Films producer Mark Thomas is gearing up to make Hamlet 3D: The Musical, as inspired by both High School Musical and Harry Potter. This new adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous play will be aimed at teenagers, and will be the first in a series of six films.
All six of these films are based on musical versions created by U.K. theater company Shakespeare 4 Kidz. John Godber will direct the first installment. The next five films include Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest.
With this new Hamlet being in 3D, Thomas hopes to have a ghost that hovers in front of the audience, cannon fire that flies into the auditorium, and an intense sword fight that happens right in the laps of the viewers. Production starts soon, with the first three films shooting back-to-back over the course of eighteen months.