Okay, it's been a couple of days since I first saw this article and this one and, quite honestly, I'm still not sure what to make of it.
A gangsta, hip-hop musical version of Jane Austen's novel Emma.
Really? (Breathing deeply, trying to fully assimilate the implications.)
I mean, REALLY??!
There's a part of me that's thinking, "Hey, more Jane is always a good thing. No matter what, right? They're being creative and showing the incredible adaptability of her work." And there's another part of me that keeps saying, "WTF?!" over and over again.
I just keep trying to picture the dance moves. And what this new urban "Mr. Knightly" will be like. And what Jane would say if she were to watch the film with me.
Good thing she had such a great sense of humor...and I'm nothing if not curious about how the classic "Emma" character will translate to the screen in this particular incarnation. (Hey, I loved Clueless. :-) But what do you think? Would Jane be delighted by this adaptation or horrified?