According to EOnline.com, Whedon and Spurlock are currently searching for “a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans” while they develop the project.
“They want to follow people for about three months leading up to this year’s Comic-Con,” claimed the site’s anonymous source. “And then they want to film them there. They’re looking at all types of people.”
Over the years, Whedon has garnered an impressive fan following for his work on “Buffy”, “Angel”, “Firefly”, “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and more recently, “Dollhouse.” In a similar fashion, Spurlock is one of the most popular documentary filmmakers thanks to his well-received “Super Size Me” movie and his TV series, “30 Days.”
During last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Spurlock filmed a portion of “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!” Back in July, it was also announced that Spurlock will publish a graphic novel companion for “Super-Size Me” through Dark Horse Comics called “Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture.”
Whedon’s involvement in this project is somewhat surprising, given his heavy workload — including his upcoming film “Cabin In The Woods”, the much anticipated “Doctor Horrible” sequel, and the conclusion of “Buffy: Season Eight.”
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