Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pitch This : Kill Shakespeare

Kill Shakespeare is a popular new graphic novel that pits a number of Shakespeare’s heroes against his villains.  I’ve not yet seen a copy, but i hear it’s doing quite well.

So well, in fact, that they pitched a movie version at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the $10,000 prize!


From the article:

Shortly after their win, the two Toronto men told CBC News they came up with the idea about seven years ago, when Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill was in theatres.

Though they were kicking around ideas for a video-game project, they began discussing the Tarantino film and Del Col joked about replacing David Carradine's reclusive titular character with William Shakespeare and inserting his iconic heroes and villains as the film's key players.

I love it. I hope the prize money helps move them one step closer to making the movie version.

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