Having already soaked up all-manner of fanboy abuse over his
adaptation, Joss Whedon reveals himself as a glutton for punishment by signing on to direct.
Eyebrows are raised over the sci-fi specialist’s suitability, although his high-school experience from
is generally considered to count in his favour. However, all hell breaks loose when Paramount execs issue a press release claiming to have hired Whedon on the back of the
Once More, With Feeling
To the horror of precisely everyone, the studio confirms that the film will contain an array of musical numbers, including a
-esque barbershop treatment of
Twist and Shout
This is the final straw for the fans, who can keep quiet no longer. An angry mob descends upon Paramount HQ, and an effigy of rumoured star Zac Efron is burned in front of a baying press pack. Whedon, perhaps sensibly, is unavailable for comment.