Now this is an intriguing adaptation, by none other than Joss Whedon.
This version of Much Ado About Nothing is set in modern times.. or as IMDb describes it:
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Not surprisingly, Whedon has populated this film with some of his regulars – Nathan Fillion (Buffy & Firefly), Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel, & Dollhouse), and Clark Gregg (Avengers and the upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) … just to name a few.
But that’s not a criticism at all. These actors definitely fit into this film, per the trailer below. It looks fast-paced, fun, sexy, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Upon first viewing of the trailer I was like ‘what??’.. but then once you get used to the feel of the clip, it kinda works.
It’ll be interesting to see how this film does when it arrives in theaters early to mid June 2013.