I dunno where he found the time, but apparently — at least according to the ever reliable Twitter feed of Nathan Fillion — Joss Whedon has made a movie (probably a short one or a web series, maybe even a musical one) based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. “About nothing” is known about the film, except for the website that Fillion pointed to, MuchAdoTheMovie, which says only that ” “Bellwether Pictures is proud to announce the completion of principal photography.” The cast is also mentioned, and it includes Fillion, Amy Acker Alexis Denisof, Sean Maher, Tom Lenk, Clark Gregg and Fran Kranz.
There’s also a picture:
Whatever it is, a snorkel and a Martini glass is my kind of Shakespearean movie, although it may be hard to navigate that beverage. (Via Cinemablend)
In other news of the bizarre, Deadline is reporting that the kids in Metallica — who haven’t really done all that much of note in years, although they’re releasing an album in which they collaborated with Lou Reed that sounds interesting — are apparently self-financing their own 3D film. They’ve hired a producer, but that’s about all we know: No word on what kind of film it may be: Documentary, concert, feature film, or character study on the band members’ passive aggressiveness. Oh, and if you haven’t seen Some Kind of Monster, you oughta, Metallica fan or not. It’s fascinating.
And just to end the post on a sour note, because it’s Monday and you all deserve sour notes, I’m surprised that Rob Payne or TK hasn’t taken a moment to shit all over this (and I know twig is birthing boulders over it, but the live-action Akira flick is back on. Keanu Reeves is no longer attached (small favors), but don’t get excited. Tron: Legacy’s Garret Hedlund is apparently in talks to play Kaneda, which is at least closer in age, but hey man! He’s still the white dude from that Gwyneth Paltrow country music movie. The better news, however, is that Twitch is reporting that Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham Carter are also rumored for the roles of Colonel and Lady Miyako. Funny, Bonham Carter doesn’t look like a Lady Miyako.
So it goes, and so goes your Monday morning.