The Ninjabot


Posted on March 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm by Amanda Andonian

If you’re a fan of all things Joss Whedon like me (well, most things. I still can’t get over the train wreak that was Dollhouse), then you’ve probably been waiting breathlessly for the release of his pet project: an adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing. In addition to the trailer, a premiere date of June 7th was announced as well. It’s also a momentous occasion because apparently Whedon has never been on Twitter before now, and he finally deigned to do so in order to create a Twitter account for the new movie:

Of course, Whedon is not the only draw for seeing this film. If you’re a fan of any of his past TV efforts, then you’ll recognize the majority of the actors starring in this adaptation, including Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse), Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel), Nathan Fillion (Buffy, Firefly), Fran Kranz (Dollhouse), Sean Maher (Firefly), and Tom Lenk (Buffy). These amazing people are not the only familiar faces in the case as Whedon also has Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel & Oats) and Reed Diamond (he’s been in pretty much everything on TV).

And without further ado, here’s the Much Ado About Nothing trailer:

In case you have no idea what the play is about, here’s a synopsis of the film from the press release:

Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

A series of comic and tragic events continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail.

I’m excited! Are you excited? Although I’m not a huge fan of Shakespeare (yes, I was that kind of English major), I’ve been hearing about this film for years now, so I’ll definitely be seeking it out when it finally comes to theaters on June 7th.

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