Joss Whedon Films Movie in Secret

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  1. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    No, seriously!

    Joss, along with several of his regular actors, has filmed his own adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.

    I didn't see that coming, but I'm glad it did. Can't wait for this to be released!
     
  2. Captaindemotion

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    Yeah, this is an interesting turn-up for the books. How and when did he fit this in round his Avengers schedule?!
     
  3. Wereghost

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    Maybe he took inspiration from a certain Angel episode and had someone extract his sleep. ;) According to the article it was filmed during post-production on Avengers.

    Hopefully, this one won't be another Cabin In The Woods.
     
  4. RoJoHen

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    All the Whedonverse actors on Twitter announced it yesterday, and I am intrigued as hell. I can't wait to learn more!
     
  5. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

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    The press release (linked in the article) says filming is done, and post production should be done in the Spring, then it will be sent out to film festivals.

    Might have to see if I can get my hands on a copy to show during the film festival here in Omaha in July ...
     
  6. Sheep

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    Joss must be bending space and time like the article cited mentions. How one films a movie in secret in the age of the internet is beyond me.
     
  7. PsychoPere

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    Damn impressive that no word of this had leaked out...

    I also somehow managed to miss any previous mention of the webseries with Warren Ellis that was listed in the article, so now I'm doubly excited for new Whedon projects.

    Now, where the hell is that Comic-Con documentary he made with Morgan Spurlock?
     
  8. ManOnTheWave

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    Considering several commentaries he's done reference Shakespeare reads at his house, I'm glad to see something done for public consumption. I'm guessing this will be something like Vanya on 42nd Street. Low budget art house circuit film shot on the fly, and that'll be fine by me.
     
  9. cardinal biggles

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    I'll have to keep an eye out and see if it ever makes it to a theater in Philadelphia before the inevitable DVD release. I love Much Ado, and the cast lineup looks great.
     
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    Fred and Wesley together again!
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    If this is indeed true then I'm very excited because Much Ado About Nothing is my favourite Shakespeare play.
     
  12. Ethros

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    Not the biggest Shakespeare fan ever, but that cast, hell yeah I'd watch it.


    Also, I am pretty sure Joss Whedon was cloned a long time ago, and there are two, if not more, of him.


    I always thinks its amazing how in the 2002-03 TV season, he juggled three shows at once. And not just managing one and simply signing off on the other two. In that first half of the season before Firefly ended, he wrote and co-directed the first Buffy episode, Lessons, wrote part of Conversations with Dead People, wrote & directed the Angel ep Spin The Bottle, wrote or co-wrote five Firefly episodes, and directed three of them. Not bad really
     
  13. wamdue

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    good question, seriously good question, Avengers cant go a week without new set pictures, often featuring minor plot points appearing on the web, and Joss some how films a whole movie in secret?
     
  14. Wereghost

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    ^ Apparently, principal photography on The Avengers concluded in September and Much Ado About Nothing followed afterwards. If they rehearsed it well enough beforehand, maybe not very much time was needed to get it in the can.
     
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    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Much Ado About Nothing is absolutely my favorite Shakespeare play. As a screenwritting challenge to myself, I personally adapted it to take place in Texas in the late 1800's.
     
  17. Lonemagpie

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    Shot in 12 days at home?

    I think I'll stick with the Branagh version...