Joss Whedon is finishing up a giant studio movie (“The Avengers”) and has a micro-budgeted adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” in the can as well. His next movie sounds like it will fall somewhere in between those two poles.
Actress Abigail Spencer (“Mad Men,” “Cowboys and Aliens”) says she’s on board for the new project, and it’s scheduled to begin filming in February. Which, apparently, means there’s not much downtime in the near future for the “Buffy” and “Angel” creator.
“It’s the most romantic film in the history of time,” Spencer tells Vulture. “It’s a supernatural romance.”
That sound you just heard was a legion of Whedonites gasping at the thought of him directing a “supernatural romance.” Spencer also says “always wanted to work with him. I’m so excited to do it.”
The new project further cements 2012 as the Year of Whedon. In addition to “The Avengers” (out May 4) and “Much Ado About Nothing” (release date TBD), “The Cabin in the Woods,” the long-delayed horror movie he co-wrote and produced, is set to hit theaters on April 13.