So, this is a two-parter to tackle, but I'll go with the big stuff first. Yes, there is a new movie coming out, an indie vampire comedy that I can't believe I didn't hear about until now -- Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead. That, in itself, sounds pretty weird and fun, but that's not all. These are the stars: Jake Hoffman (son of Dustin), Devon Aoki (Sin City's menacing Miho), Jeremy Sisto (Six Feet Under), and the Karate Kid himself, Ralph Macchio.

The film stars Hoffman as an unemployed actor, but instead of following in his [real] dad's footsteps and dressing like a woman, with the help of his [film] doctor dad he "gets his big break directing a bizarre off-Broadway version of Hamlet" -- one that was written by an undead Romanian (John Ventimiglia). Aoki plays his lady, Macchio is a vampire-fighting mob boss, and Sisto is a bumbling detective trying to investigate a bunch of mysterious deaths that plague the production. So awesome. The last time I was this excited about a strange indie comedy, it was Bubba Ho-Tep. Hopefully this can live up to my expectations.

But that's not all. This is the feature debut of writer/director Jordan Galland, and he's tapped past collaborator Sean Lennon to score the film. Yes, this is the son of John and Yoko, who has done some kickass music in his time. He, along with Timo Ellis, joined Cibo Matto in the late '90s, and soon had his own melodic debut Into the Sun released by Grand Royal. After some time out of the spotlight, he came back a few years ago with Friendly Fire. Since then, he's been working with Galland's band Dopo Yume on some music, and now the score for this film.

A word to you distributors out there: You better pick this up pronto. If I have to wait years to see this (like Bubba), I'll be pissed.
categories Movies, Cinematical