This has nothing to do with Steampunk, if this is any punk genre at all I would call it Culturepunk. I love Shakespear, and I always love it if a good play is adapted for a modern setting, if the adaption is done well. Alas, the latter tends to be the case on the rarest of occasions, it seems. A very good example of an excellent adaption of a Shakesperian play is Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. Now, another one is hitting the silver screen soon, take a look:
And I am looking forward to this one, directed by Mr. Joss Whedon (of Firefly fame, among others) and starring two old collaborators of Joss, Alexis Denisof and Nathan Filion. Theatrical release will not be until June 7th (in the USA, that is), but sooner or later, I hope sooner, there will be a DVD or Blue-Ray.
Check out the official website!