In Your Eyes
Joss Whedon’s upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron is sure to set the box office on fire when it hits theaters in 2015 but the film maker is already creating waves with his latest release. However, you don’t have to wait in line for a midnight showing to catch this one.
Whedon is bypassing the traditional theatrical release model and has released In Your Eyes, which he wrote and produced, online right now. That’s right, you can watch the film at this very moment for the low, low price of only $5. Cheaper than a movie theater and you don’t have to walk on sticky floors.
When Joss Whedon isn’t finding new and even more horrific ways to kill off his most likeable characters, he’s finding ways to entangle them romantically: Buffy and Angel, Buffy and Spike, Wesley and Fred, Zoe and Wash (R.I.P.), Mal and Inara, Simon and Kaylee, Jayne and Vera….you get the picture.
Ergo, it’s not surprising that one day he might write a straight-up romance–with a preternatural twist, naturally, this IS Whedon we’re talking about: Thus, we have In Your Eyes. And Nerd Bastards has the first 3 minutes of the Brin Hill-directed film–you guessed it–after the jump: (more…)
These days every time you hear the name Joss Whedon your brain just screams AVENGERS! AVENGERS! HOW THE HELL MUCH LONGER UNTIL THE AVENGERS?! AHHHHHHHHHHHH! …Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, the point is the Almighty Whedon is a busy man with more than a few forthcoming projects on his plate, and among them is In Your Eyes, the indie sci-fi romance flick he scripted for production under his new Bellwether company. We don’t know much about the flick yet, but now we know it has stars. And here they are…
Deadline reports that Whedon and director Brin Hill have chosen Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan for the lead roles in the flick, described as a “metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.”
Stahl-David, who you might recognize from Cloverfield, will play Dylan, “a boyish-looking man who served time in jail for robbery when he refused to rat on his accomplices. Now, he is living in a trailer in New Mexico.” Kazan, who you might recognize from It’s Complicated, Meek’s Cutoff and Happythankyoumoreplease, will play Rebecca, “an attractive but skinny and slightly awkward woman, who is married to an older doctor and living in Connecticut.” The two have never met, but they share some sort of powerful connection that allows them to hear and see each other.
Intrigued? Well of course you are. It’s Whedon!
Ok, it’s not The Avengers, oh and it’s a walk on role, and you have to win an auction on eBay, oh yea and you have to take care of your own travel and lodging, but still!
The production company Joss Whedon created to make his secret Shakespeare movie, Bellwether Productions, is making its 2nd feature, In Your Eyes, “a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.” Whedon wrote the script, but the directing duties this time will be handled by Brin Hill.
At the time of this writing, bidding had just topped out at $1100.00, granted there is still just under 9 days to go in the auction. 100% of the winning bid goes straight to The Adrienne Shelly Foundation to promote female filmmakers of all kinds through scholarships, production grants, finishing funds and living stipends in partnership with academic and non-academic film institutions. Posthumously named for an actress who was working with Nathan Fillion on the movie the Waitress at the time if her tragic death.
If you’re not sold yet, did I mention the set will be catered, that means free watery coffee and all the warm egg salad sandwiches you can eat, provided you get there before the Keygrip does. I don’t know what their job in the movie industry is, but I do know they love egg salad sandwiches.
It is for a great cause and hey, it is Josh Whedon. You can check the auction out here.
Oh hey… speaking of Joss Whedon, don’t forget to buy very own Whedon (in BDSM gear) riding a bacon winged Kevin Smith t-shirt at SPLIT REASON!
Source: The Mary Sue