What’s Cabin In The Woods, you ask? If you’re asking that – fie! Fie and shame! A new-except-it’s-not-really-new-because-it-was-shot-in-2009 horror movie from Buffy pals Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (the latter also wrote Cloverfield), Cabin is a post-modern chiller set, uh, in the woods. Where bad stuff happens. Like screaming and blood-letting.
That’s about all we know for the moment. Except that it’s going to be awesome, because how could it not be? We should know more very soon, though, because Cabin’s finally been snapped up by Lionsgate for distribution after sitting in a film canister for over a year (it was caught up in MGM’s undignified financial crisis).
Though a release date’s yet to be set, it’s looking likely that Lionsgate will unleash Cabin in October – the slot that they usually reserve for their latest Saw movie. Cue butterflies in stomach, fainting fits and Friday The 13th marathons.
Previously Whedon had this to say about the film:
“It’s an old fashioned horror movie, it does involve young people going out into a cabin in the woods, which is never a good idea, but it’s also me and Drew Goddard sitting around with our thoughts about why we love these movies, and what’s weird about them and what’s awesome, and I think it’s very original.“
So essentially it’s sounding like a Scream-esque take on wood-set slashers. Hopefully. And if that doesn’t get your juices flowing, nothing ever will.