It’s not easy to shoot a movie based on a Shakespeare play in two weeks with some of your buddies. Unless you’re Joss Whedon, that is. The nerd god gathered some of his regular actors (Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, etc) and shot a black-and-white, modern day-set adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. And now there is a trailer for the film.
In case you don’t remember high school lit, this is the one with Benedick and Beatrice in a “merry war” of unconventional romance and ever-so-clever wordplay that no one understands anymore. Judging from the trailer, this movie seems to take a Hamlet 2000 route, in which the characters still speak in Shakespeare’s original prose despite the 21st-century setting and contemporary acting affectations. Will it be good? Bad? It’ll certainly be a major change of pace from last year’s The Avengers.
Much Ado About Nothing comes out June 7th. Take a look at the trailer: