This is bad. This can’t be good. Okay, maybe it’s better than it seems but if William Shakespeare‘s ghost had the ability to keep tabs on Hollywood adaptations of his plays, there would be much concern right now. “It’s bad enough for Roland Emmerich ‘s Anonymous (Sony, 10.28) to assert that Edward de Vere was the actual author of my plays,” the outraged ghost might complain, “but the idea of sci-fi/fantasy journeyman-drone Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) shooting an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing…that’s past the point of tolerance!”