I’ve been hearing about Joss Whedon’s super secret black-and-white/shot with my buddies on a weekend movie “Much Ado About Nothing” for a while now, but I’ll be honest, I thought it was kind of a gag. You know, like something the “Avengers” director decided to do on a weekend or something just for a laugh. But nope. It’s actually an honest to goodness movie, full-length and all, and one that will be making its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival over there in Canada ways later this month. Go figure.
So what’s it about?
Shakespeare’s classic comedy gets contemporary spin in Joss Whedon’s stylized adaptation. Shot in just twelve days using the original text, the story of sparring lovers Beatrice (Amy Acker) and Benedick (Alexis Denisof) offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.
So, yeah, no guys in tight suits blasting aliens or epic spaceship battles involving cannibals from outer space in this one, kids. I guess this is one way to get fanboys interested in Shakespeare. (Probably not, though.)
The film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg, and Reed Diamond.
Via : TIFF