Joss Whedon was in the news this week, and for the sort of reason his fans heart him so: He’s gone and done something awesome.
The Avengers director has helmed an oh-so-Whedon-esque adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring some of his favorite actors/collaborators, including Alexis Denisof (TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Amy Acker (Angel), and Sean Maher (TV’s Firefly, Serenity) – in secret, right after wrapping production on his summer 2012 blockbuster, instead of going on vacation with his wife (don’t worry...she egged him on).
Toldja he was awesome.
I probably shoulda started this one with a Geekasm Alert, huh.
Update: OK, if I was Whedon’s wife I’d be thinking som’in’ was up.
The guy is not happy with idle hands, so he’s throwing himself into work again, this time on a so-called supernatural romance titled In Your Eyes.
The story reportedly will follow two seemingly polar opposites who are connected in ways neither could have predicted. Whedon wrote the script, but he will only oversee the project as executive producer while Brin Hill (Ball Don’t Lie) will call the shots.
In Your Eyes, much like Much Ado About Nothing, will be produced through the filmmaker’s new Bellwether shingle, which specializes in micro-budget indies.