If you’ve ever played The Neverhood (1996 – PC CD) you already understand why this is exciting news. The Neverhood is one of those truly one of a kind games that is like no other game before or since. It is a point and click adventure game, but the entire world and characters are all composed of clay and painstakingly stop-motion animated frame by frame. For those not familiar with the process, it is the same process used to make films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride and the more recent Frankenweenie. It gives the game a very unique, whimsical look and feel.
Much Ado About Nothing was always one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. Right up there with The Taming of the Shrew. I enjoyed its previous incarnation on the big screen with the Kenneth Branagh version in 1993, which also starred Keanu (Ted Theodore Logan) Reeves only 4 years after he did Bill and Ted.
The next foray into this heady arena is helmed by none other than the wildly popular and successful, geeky sensation, Joss Whedon. I (like many geeks) enjoy a lot of Whedon’s work, and his take on this classic looks very well made and acted. Check out the trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments.
In theaters June 21st.
If you’re going to be in or around the Seattle area any time this month I suggest you stop by the L|td. Art Gallery and get your fill of Jedi, Jawas and Jar-Jar or Wampas, Wookiees and Womp Rats at their “Who Shot First?” Star Wars-centric art exhibit.