Good news, Joss Whedon fans: His latest movie isn't just coming soon. It's out right now.
"In Your Eyes," written and produced by Whedon and directed by Brin Hill, was screened on Sunday night at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Then, in a surprise move, Whedon announced it would be available immediately for digital download.
"It's a very exciting night for us because it's not just the premiere of the film. It is the worldwide release date because as of now, 'In Your Eyes' is available on any Internet-capable device at InYourEyesMovie.com for the starting price of $5," Whedon said in a taped appearance shown after the film. "This is exciting for us because it means we get to explore yet another new form of distribution and we get $5."
"In Your Eyes" is a supernatural romance starring Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David, who share a telepathic bond. As the clip above shows, that connection first appears in childhood.
"It's about two people, classic Joss loner heroes, who are looking to break out of their limited circumstances and band together -- a la The Avengers and anything else he's done -- and find connection and meaning," Hill told USA Today.
Hill told the Los Angeles Times that Whedon was not on set for filming, but provided both notes and guidance, and advised him "not to be precious, to make the movie as audience-friendly as possible."
The movie was released by Bellwether Pictures, a company formed by Whedon and his wife, Kai Cole, to make small-budget films outside of the major studios. Whedon's next big project -- barring no more surprises in the meantime -- is 2015's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."