Check This Out: Hamlet 2 Comic-Con Survival Kit
by Alex Billington
July 11, 2008
Back in January near the end of the Sundance Film Festival, I caught screening of a highly buzzed about film called Hamlet 2. I had no clue what to expect, but walked out with a big grin on my face. While others completely despise this film, I laughed my ass off from start to finish. It's an incredibly hilarious comedy about a high school drama teacher who puts on a production of his own sequel to Hamlet to save the drama department from being canned. If you're already thinking this sounds like something out of the "South Park" world, that's because it is - writer Pam Brady penned the screenplay. Yesterday afternoon a package showed up on my doorstep from the lovely folks at Focus Features - the company that bought the film during the fest. What did I find inside? One of the coolest Comic-Con Survival Kits I've ever seen!
I wasn't expecting anything beyond some Hamlet 2 swag, but it was complete pack. Not only is the bag that it came in (that doesn't look so "caution orange" in real life) pretty damn cool, but it contained a plethora of goodies. In the kit: Rock Me Sexy Jesus t-shirt, bag from Café Bustelo with coffee, kit of hand sanitizers and more health items, some Chewy granola bars and candy, Hamlet 2 wristbands, and the Reading Comics book written by Douglas Wolk. I know it's promotional swag, but this was one of the coolest kits I've received. I'm even considering switching out my bag for this new Hamlet 2 one!
We've featured a badass red band trailer previously, so if you haven't seen it, do your best to check it out. This movie definitely isn't for everyone, but the right people need to find out about it and check it out - because I guarantee some of you will fall in love with it. It's definitely a unique and original comedy that truly is hilarious. And if you're at Comic-Con, there will definitely be a screening.
Hamlet 2 is co-written and directed by Andrew Fleming of The Craft, Dick, and Nancy Drew. The screenplay was also penned primarily by Pam Brady of South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police, and Hot Rod. Focus Features bought Hamlet 2 after its debuted at the Sundance Film Festival for an estimated $10 million. The film will hit theaters this summer on August 22nd.