Drew Goddard and co-writer Joss Whedon’s movie, The Cabin in the Woods, had been out to pasture for some time now, apparently due to financial hold-ups. Back in April, Lionsgate agreed to distribute the movie. The intended plot for the movie is still largely unknown, save for the obvious locale of a cabin. It’s also a horror film, so you can bet it will try to scare you, or make you laugh, perhaps inadvertently. Either way, it should be entertaining knowing that Whedon’s on-board. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchinson, Fran Kanz, Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Richard Jenkins. No release date has been given as of yet, but you can be sure we’ll announce that when the little whispering people in our ears tells us.
Well… I think “Joss Whedon” and “Horror” sum up this post pretty well. If you like quality entertainment, horror or Joss Whedon, you’ll probably like this… Though, I’m not really sure what to expect from a Joss Whedon screenplay in the horror genre. I could see it being action packed and adventurey, but I’m not really sure if he’s capable of being truly scary. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was just silly and Firefly was awesome and interesting… but scary? Not sure the man has it in him… but we’ll see, I guess.
My eulogy for the Saw films: I’ve always enjoyed the Saw franchise on some level, no matter how crappy they were year after year. Watching those movies is almost like a guilty pleasure, since you know what you’re in for, but you don’t really give a sh!t. It’s like getting a lap dance from a gothic stripper who clearly has Herpes and dandruff… but whatever, man. You came to have fun, not go on a date. Just brush the dandruff off, dude.
Hit the jump to see the first image for The Cabin in the Woods.[Via Collider, Via Bloody Disgusting]