For most filmmakers, writing and directing a high-profile, big-budget would-be blockbuster with a slew of beloved celebs playing iconic characters would provide more than enough stress and excitement to keep them occupied for quite some time. But apparently, Avengers helmer Joss Whedon somehow still had energy left to burn — so much so that he’s managed to squeeze in a whole other secret indie project even as he’s still working on his other, bigger movie.

Sunday night saw the reveal of a website announcing the end of principal photography for Much Ado About Nothing, a mysterious new film starring Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher among others. More details after the jump.

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Imagi Animates Fluorescent Black

Nathan Fox's ArtworkImagi Animation Studio, the guys behind the computer animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and the upcoming adaptations of Gatchaman and Astroboy, have purchased the feature film rights to Fluorescent Black, a screenplay by sci-fi short filmmaker Matt Wilson.

A graphic novel, illustrated by Nathan Fox (New York Times, The New Yorker, DC Comics), will be published based on the screenplay in Summer 2008.  The book will be featured on the cover of the July edition of Heavy Metal magazine. Variety says that the Futuristic action tale is set in Singapore and the Malaysian peninsula.

No more details on the project have been revealed and no projected release date has been announced.

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