After almost two years of waiting, Cabin in the Woods, the horror movie written by Joss Whedon and co-written and directed by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) finally looks ready to see the light of day. After an initial, interminable delay to convert the film to 3-D the genre bender – which promises to be a most unexpected take on the old 'cabin in the woods' motif – was thrown into post-production hell as MGM's legal woes derailed the release. Now, finally, Lionsgate has picked up the rights to Cabin in the Woods, which will be released… eventually.
Well, at least it's in the cards now. We doubt very much this eagerly-awaited movie until after the (already ridiculously crowded) summer. We're guessing probably by Halloween, in time for the Blu-Ray release of Thor, which like Cabin in the Woods stars Chris Hemsworth. The film also reunites Whedon with longtime Buffyverse favorites Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Amy Acker (Angel and Dollhouse).
What is perhaps most miraculous about Cabin in the Woods isn't the last minute save from limbo, but rather the fact that we still don't know thing one about this thing. No trailer, vague posters and a website which offers, at best, one moody but plotless shot from the production. Information might start pouring in soon, now that the rights have been picked up, but it's equally likely that they'll keep the mystery alive as long as possible. We'll find out soon… at least, we hope we will. Thanks to Deadline for the update.
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