Fri. May 24th, 2019

This beautiful short Star Wars fan film brings Hamlet to a galaxy far, far away

This beautiful short Star Wars fan film brings Hamlet to a galaxy far, far away

The works of William Shakespeare are incredibly versatile, especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy. They’ve been translated into Klingon, been reinterpreted as science fiction films and novels, and even been used as a way to reinterpret the Star Wars franchise. A new Star Wars fan film takes one of the playwright’s most famous monologues as a devastating inspiration.

Directed by Quebec-based director Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer, Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy (spotted by io9) follows a lone sandtrooper (portrayed by cosplayer David Blouin and voiced by Anton Golikov) as he navigates his way across a desert planet, reciting Hamlet’s famous soliloquy. He eventually comes across the body of a fellow trooper, and faces his own…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/13/18180851/star-wars-short-fan-film-squad-leader-td-73028-soliloquy-shakespeare-maxime-claude-lecuyer

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