Trailer Watch Double Feature: The Adjustment Bureau and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead first official trailers

So today’s trailer watch is a duo of the somewhat fantastic, but at opposite ends of that spectrum.

Initially, we’ve got The Adjustment Bureau, a movie based on the writings of that king of cyberpunk, Philip K. Dick. It’s no wonder then, that things feel a little bit Matrix-like. The film stars Matt Damon

as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.

On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.

David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

The Adjustment Bureau is directed by George Nolfi (writer, The Bourne Ultimatum) and will hit theaters September 17.

I’m not a fan of the latest fad in literature of sticking horror mainstays (zombies, demons, vampires, sea monsters) into literary classics. Once (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) was fine, but today I saw an advance copy of Android Karenina. Things have clearly gone too far.

So I was cautious when I first saw the title of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead. However, judging by the trailer, all of my preconceptions are ridiculous and this could be a truly excellent film.

Living in the back room of his father’s doctors office, broke and frustrated ladies man Julian (Jake Hoffman) scores his big break when he lands the job directing an off Broadway version of Hamlet. Except it’s a bizarre adaptation written by a pale Romanian impresario named Theo (John Ventimiglia) who is actually a master vampire. Theo hopes to lure the real Hamlet (Kris Lemche) out of hiding so the two can end a century’s long feud over Shakespeare’s Ophelia. Meanwhile, Julian pines for his ex—girlfriend, Anna (Devon Aoki), who is dating Mobster Bobby Bianchi (Ralph Macchio). Added into the mix is a dimwitted detective (Jeremy Sisto) and a terrific score by Sean Lennon.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead is directed by Jordan Galland and hits theaters on June 4.

Both of the Undead trailers can be watched here.