Aya Kanno’s Requiem of the Rose King follows Richard, the third son of York, who believes that, from birth, he is damned to eternal darkness. Based on/inspired by an early draft of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Kanno’s Richard stands between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.
The first volume of Requiem of the Rose King takes place during the War of the Roses and finds Richard determined that his family should rule – but he has a secret that undo everything he desires.
VIZ Media will launch volume one of Requiem of the Rose King on March 10th. Follow the jump for further details.
The best movie I’ve seen so far this year is a microbudgeted adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as adapted and directed by Joss Whedon – who shot the film with a small army of friends, in his house, in twelve days during a break between the end of shooting Marvel’s The Avengers and beginning to edit it.
Joss Whedon does William Shakespeare with a little help from a few of his friends – including Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond, and Fran Kranz. Black and white never sounded so good!
Pictires by Whedon; words by Shakespeare. What could be better?
It’s only been a few weeks since Joss Whedon finished principal photography for next summer’s epic Marvel superhero adventure, The Avengers. He could have taken some time off to rest and plot his cinematic takeover of the world, but instead, he and a small cast [including Whedon stalwarts Nathan Fillion, Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker] and crew went out and filmed an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing – in twelve days!
The low-budget black-and-white film should be finished by spring – when it will play the festival circuit, according to Whedon, ‘because it is fancy.’