A promotional poster for Joss Whedon‘s adaptation of Shakespeare‘s “Much Ado About Nothing” has been unveiled. Considering most of us weren’t there to witness the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and Lionsgate has yet to announce a general release date, we’ll take any bit of new information we can get.
Whedon and his family and friends filmed “Much Ado” at his Santa Monica home in secret just after wrapping up principal photography on “The Avengers” last year. It was filmed in black-and-white, with a meager budget. Many Whedonverse regulars joined the cast, including Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, and Clark Gregg.
After making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this summer, “Much Ado” was picked up for wide distribution by Lionsgate, the same studio who picked up Whedon and Drew Goddard’s sleeper hit (yes, we do indeed get to call it a “sleeper hit”) “The Cabin in the Woods.”
There’s no news on “Much Ado”‘s theatrical release date yet. In the meantime, we’ll just have to drool over the poster.