Ian McKellen and Judi Dench Joining 'Curse of The Buxom Strumpet’

May 18, 2011
Source: Screen Daily

Ian McKellen / Judi Dench

Right now Hollywood is inundated with tons of zombie centric films like the adaptation of World War Z, the zombie romance Warm Bodies, an epic battle of Zombies vs Robots and a popular spec script called Maggie which Timur Bekmambetov picked up. There are even more than those projects in development with zombie fueled stories, so I'm getting a little tired of the undead. But when Screen Daily reports Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are going to star in an 18th century zombie comedy called The Curse of Buxom Strumpet, I'm inclined to listen. Gillian Anderson and Mark Williams are also set to star in the film.

The film is actually an extension of this short film called E'gad Zombies:

Matthew Butler directed the short and will direct the feature length version of the film which follows follows a struggling poet, William Filthe, in love with an unattainable woman, Vanity Banks, who has to fend off a zombie infestation in their small seaside village of Upper Trollop. All of this happens back in the 18th century. Butler also wrote the script himself with his producer Toni Hart, and the film is actually currently shooting in Cannes. As a matter of fact The Playlist noticed that McKellen has actually already completed his shooting, so his work on The Hobbit won't be affected or vice versa. A cast like this has me interested in the project, but hopefully the film has something fresh to bring to the genre as well. What do you think?

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Looks like a blast to me.

CisforCinema on May 18, 2011


'Ian McKellen and Judi Dench are going to star in an 18th century zombie comedy called The Curse of Buxom Strumpet.' = most implausible sentence of the year so far. quite exceptional actors, but they are also always up for a laugh and a little self-parody, so why not?

Anonymous on May 18, 2011

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