Touchstone Pictures is adapting William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and turning it into an animated feature starring garden gnomes.

Directed by Kelly Asbury (co-director of “Shrek 2”) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find a happy ending?

There’s a trailer after the jump, if you dare take a look…

Well, are you lining up on opening day?  February 11, 2011 is just around the corner…

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Dboy Mugg
    September 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    That should be interesting…because last time I checked, Billy Shakespeare had both Romeo **AND** Juliet die.

  2. Hafwit
    September 23, 2010 at 8:08 am — Reply

    Next up: Smurfus Andronicus

  3. Brian Duff
    September 23, 2010 at 8:20 am — Reply

    Then we’ll have Jesus’ life retold using Humpty Dumpty as a vehicle….

    Or Othello retold using Oreo cookies… because deep down inside of all of us, is a sweet icing center that can be any color….

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