Ian McKellen And Judi Dench Agree To Be In ‘The Curse Of The Buxon Strumpet’

Wednesday, May 18 by
 

For whatever reason, the big trend in Hollywood now seems to be zombies in period attire. It started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and is continuing with The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, which gets my vote for Most Bizarre Title of the Day, British Category. It’s set to star Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, along with Gillian Anderson and Mark Williams. The movie is based on the director Matthew Butler’s 2010 short film “E’gad Zombies,” which also had an appearance and narration from McKellen. Here’s what it’s about, and if it makes you feel ill, simply retire to your fainting couch:

“The film is set in the 18th century, and 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 village of Upper Trollop.”

It’s quite a cast for a movie that came from such humble beginnings. Perhaps this movie will be the thinking man’s answer to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – the Phantom of the Paradise to its Rocky Horror Picture Show, if you will. (Screen Daily)