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This month's adaptations are a mixture of superhero, super-playwright and super zombies with adaptations coming from a novel, play and comic book. So whatever takes your fancy, here is the pick of what to look out for this June.
One of Shakespeare's most hilarious, dramatic and romantic plays gets a modern retelling at the hands of Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers Assemble). Much ado About Nothing has been studied and viewed in so many forms, it's a wonder there are still new ways to tell this story but the themes of love, cynicism, loyalty and manipulation still apply and with a noir feel, this film looks to be one to watch.
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Check out the trailer here.
One of the most long-awaited comic book adaptations of recent years, this new, darker look at the Superman story sees the delectable Henry Cavill take on the infamous role. Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) and also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe. I fear tissues may be needed to cope with the emotional pull this film suggests.
Check out the heartbreaking trailer here.
Yet more zombies arrive and Brad Pitt is apparently the man to save us all in World War Z. Based on the book by Max Brooks, World War Z is a post-apocalyptic look at a UN employee (played by Pitt) who is fighting to save his family (and the world) from a zombie pandemic. The special effects certainly took terrifying, with the zombies given an inhuman speed, but the film has cost an inordinate amount of money and has been delayed for reshoots. Whether or not it is worth this looooong wait remains to be seen. That it will make a profit seems highly unlikely but it might still be worth a look.
Check out the bloodthirsty trailer here.
Though it's not an adaptation, special mention must go to Before Midnight, the third film in the series starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Having met in Vienna in Before Sunrise and been reunited in Paris in Before Sunset nine years later, viewers can see what the pair have been up to after another nine years – this time in sunny Greece. The film is out in the UK on 21st June.