Elton John's Rocket Pictures is putting together a new take on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. They won't just be taking the same old story and transplanting it to modern times, oh no. This new reimagining will be called Pride and Predator and while it will be set in the novel's original time period, things will be decidedly different when a murderous alien is thrown into the mix. Naturally, this got me thinking. First I thought, "Elton John? Really?" Then I thought about all the other classics of literature that could get new titles and add in a few monsters, robots, or general helpings of gore.
Hollywood has always loved Shakespeare. I mean, hard not to, right? But they do Shakespeare a lot. If it's not a direct adaptation of a play for the screen, it's one of those "retellings." Now, I won't say that the upcoming project Gnomeo and Juliet is the weirdest of the Shakespeare-inspired films out there, because there have been some really bizarre ones, but it's up there. Produced by Elton John, the animated film will tell the story of two gnomes from rival gardens who fall in love, sing Elton John classics, and try to help you save money on your next vacation. One of those things isn't true. I'll let you pick which it is.