Last week, Joss Whedon surprised the world by announcing that he had completed production on an adaption of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing through his newly formed Bellweather Pictures shingle. Today, he has announced Bellweather’s second project, In Your Eyes.
The film, written by Whedon, is being described as a supernatural romance. Brin Hill, who directed Ball Don’t Lie, is set to helm the picture. Deadline describes the story as “is a metaphysical love story about two seemingly polar opposites who are deeply connected in ways neither could have ever imagined.”
In a press release, Whedon stated -
When I wrote In Your Eyes, I didn’t have the wherewithal (or the moxie) to make it without an established production house… I believe, as I did then, that it’s a pretty timeless romance, and now, with the creation of Bellwether Pictures (and Brin Hill’s elegant, passionate take on the piece), I have the opportunity to prove it. (I also have a 37% increase in moxie.) I love this team and I can’t wait to see them bring In Your Eyes to life.
While I am a big Whedon fan, I have to hope that Bellweather is not going to just become a vanity house for Whedon to turn out his own projects. I hope he is also looking to use it to give a chance to young creatives who have their own unique voices to bring to film.
In Your Eyes is set to begin shooting in February. No casting has been done yet for the film.