I’m awake, ungodly early, at a hotel for my first actual writing con, and am thus not going to spend a whole lot of time looking up crap to post here. However.
The trailer for Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is finally up, and I had to, at the very least, talk for two minutes about that.
The trailer looks kind of awesome. I’m really enjoying the whole black and white, jazzy style of it, and you know, it’s Joss Whedon. Plus a cast that includes these people: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and Fran Kranz. Obviously, I’m going to see it.
But my small hesitation: I’m not sure how I’m feeling about Denisof playing Benedick. I don’t know if it’s the shadow of Kenneth Branagh, hanging over my head, but the lines just aren’t sounding right. Or maybe it’s because Denisof is one of those rare Americans whose actual American accent sounds grating and wrong. Either way, I’m a teensie bit concerned.
Still. Joss Whedon. Much Ado. That spectacular cast.
This geek is doing a happy dance today.