The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.171 Friday, 27 April 2012
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:17 PM
Subject: Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing
One of the odder vanity productions I know about is Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. We have known that this was to be filmed for some time, but photography is apparently complete according to this New York Times article on Whedon’s The Avengers. The link to the entire article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/movies/joss-whedon-directs-the-avengers.html
The paragraph referencing the Shakespeare film is, “In characteristic Whedon-esque style he took about two weeks after finishing principal photography on “The Avengers” to shoot a film version of “Much Ado About Nothing” at his home in Santa Monica, Calif.
The direct link to the film website is: http://muchadothemovie.com/
The PDF press release is here: http://muchadothemovie.com/documents/MuchAdoPressRelease.pdf
I’m not optimistic that the film will go into general release, but it may well turn up on the web at some point.
All the best,