Troma movie titles never leave much to the imagination, and such is again the case with the Toxic Avenger company’s latest effort, Shakespeare’s Shitstorm.
Directed by company chief Lloyd Kaufman from a screenplay by Brandon Bassham, the gross-out farce stars Kaufman as The Tempest’s Prince Prospero in a modern take on the Bard’s 17th century play. Many Troma favorites appear in the cast, including Tromeo and Juliet’s Debbie Rochon. Troma has given Dread Central the exclusive first trailer to Shakespeare’s Shitstorm. Are you ready?
For more details on the film, we’ll let Kaufman and his team take it away:
Coming 25 years after the release of Tromeo and Juliet, Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team are going “back to the Bard” with the best interpretation so far of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Prospero, the brilliant and generous pharma scientist, had his life and career ruined by blind, greedy, perverted pharmaceutical execs, causing him and his very hot daughter Miranda to flee from NYC to Tromaville, New Jersey. When the evil execs and their elite guests take a celebratory luxury cruise to North Korea, Prospero uses his science, magic and a load of whale laxative to create the titular Shitstorm, wrecking the cruise ship and causing the execs to wash up in Tromaville.
“Prospero has planned a ‘brutal revenge’ with all the sex, mutations, musical numbers and violence that Shakespeare always wanted but never had,” says Kaufman. “It is probably my last movie,” he stated, breaking down in tears.