TWILIGHT director Catherine Hardwicke is set to revamp William Shakespeare by giving HAMLET a modern twist.
Her Lords of Dogtown star Emile Hirsch will lead the cast of the supernatural thriller, according to
The project began life as an idea proposed by Hirsch and Hardwicke.
Reports suggest the new Hamlet will be set in a liberal arts college, where the lead character's late father was the president.
Hardwicke gives all the credit for the new film to Into The Wild star Hirsch: "I had never thought of it at all until Emile mentioned the idea. At first, I thought it was scary and crazy, and then we read it aloud and I knew how to do it."
And Hardwicke plans to use some of Shakespeare's original dialogue in her film: "You will understand everything without having a copy of Shakespeare for Dummies with you."