Joss Whedon Is Working On A New Movie & It Sounds So Different From His Previous Work
The Twitter-verse has seemed like a much quieter place without show creator, writer, director, and producer Joss Whedon's witty voice. The creator of (the greatest television show of all time, in my opinion) Buffy the Vampire Slayer and countless other classics left Twitter shortly after his film Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in 2015. But never fear, fans, because in a new interview with Complex, Whedon shared that he is still getting his creative jollies out in a way that is decidedly more beneficial for lovers of his work: writing scripts. In the interview, Whedon spoke about a project he has been working on, a movie script set in 1940s Germany, and it sounds good.
Seriously, this script sounds so promising, and it should be satisfying for fans of Whedon's campy while self-aware previous work. To Complex, Whedon described it as "definitely a departure from the things that I’m known for." The World War II-era film has scenes in Germany and Poland, so that's definitely a "departure" from his usual work — he's gone future, present, and Shakespeare, but he hasn't gone to war-torn Europe. Though the screenplay is apparently one of the darkest things Whedon has ever written, so dark that while writing it he told Complex he thought, "Oh this is great! I shouldn’t be allowed near people," I am confident the wonderful world of Whedon writing we all know and love will shine through.
Whedon also described the story as "historical fiction slash horror," and the writer has proved time and time again that he can do horror well, with creepy episodes of Buffy like the all-silent "Hush" as well as his meta movie, The Cabin in the Woods. It's going to be very exciting to see how the creator pulls off his particular brand of horror in war-set Europe. And while I'm still struggling with getting over the loss of the filmmaker on Twitter (whose witty quips do I retweet now?), it's good to know that his genius storytelling and witty tone is still going full-steam ahead. Hollywood executives, quick — give Whedon the green-light on his movie, because this is what the world needs. Just throw in a Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sequel, and I'll feel set for life.