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Shakespeare Double: Romeo & Juliet Trailer + Much Ado About Nothing Poster

Two film adaptations, both alike in writer in the world of cinema where we lay our scene, from silent movies to colourful modernised versions, where poor performances make Shakespeare’s words unclean. From forth the respected pen of Julian Fellowes and Joss Whedon, a pair of Shakespeare adaptations hit the screen.

It’s often cited as the greatest love story ever told; a statement that completely ignores the chemistry between Heather Graham and Matt Le Blanc in LOST IN SPACE. But we have a new version of ROMEO AND JULIET on its way, from the writer of DOWNTON ABBEY. This film takes the story back to its roots and probably won’t involve guns or a bombastic soundtrack. The trailer’s a bit spoiler filled, so I don’t see why anyone would want to watch this in the cinema. They die…apparently.

In contrast, we have the black and white modernised take on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, from THE AVENGERS director Joss Whedon. No word yet on any Marvel Phase 2 crossovers, but fingers crossed. The poster tries for a hipper audience, and boasts about big parties, alcohol, and snorkeling.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is released in the UK on the 14th June and in the US on the 21st June. It stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, and Jillian Morgese.

ROMEO AND JULIET is released in the UK on 26th July and is yet to receive a US release date. It stars Douglas Booth, Hailee Steinfeld, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgard, Natascha McElhone, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Wisdom, Christian Cooke, and Lesley Manville.

Much Ado About Nothing Poster

Source: EW and Digital Spy

Luke likes many things, films and penguins being among them. He's loved films since the age of 9, when STARGATE and BATMAN FOREVER changed the landscape of modern cinema as we know it. His love of film extends to all aspects of his life, with trips abroad being planned around film locations and only buying products featured in Will Smith movies. His favourite films include SEVEN SAMURAI, PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC, IN BRUGES, LONE STAR, GODZILLA, and a thousand others.
  • bfg666

    Even though I’m an avid Joss Whedon fan, I must admit I had little interest in his Much Ado About Nothing until I read Amy Acker was onboard. She’s a fantastic actress and I think she could use a little more recognition. I like that Joss doesn’t forget his regular actors in his new Hollywood endeavours and is still trying to push them in the light. I hope this will pay off eventually and that filmmakers will one day stop being reluctant to hire great actors like her, Julie Benz or Sarah Michelle Gellar just because they come from the world of TV. Julie and Sarah have proven their worth in a few feature films but they deserve so much better, and so does Amy.