So we've already heard the news that Joss Whedon, the man responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is hitting television again this Fall with Dollhouse, a Fox series starring Eliza Dushku. That's all well and good. But what if I told you there was another Whedon project in the works, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion? And what if I told you they'd be singing?
Well, that nutty news is totally true. The project is a three-part Web musical called Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and Whedon described its plot like this: "It's the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he's too shy to talk to." NPH plays Dr. Horrible, Fillion is Captain Hammer, and Felicia Day (Buffy's Vi) plays the cute girl in question, Penny.
Did I mention they sing?
The project, which will be about 30 minutes long in all, was co-written by two of Whedon's brothers and one soon-to-be sister-in-law and started shooting this past weekend. There's no word yet on when it might actually hit the web, but I'll be keeping an eye out — this one's just too crazy to ignore.