Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard are both responsible for some pretty fantastic pieces of recent popular culture. Whedon, of course, made Firefly, Buffy and Angel, Goddard had a hand in Alias, Lost and Cloverfield and currently the former is making The Avengers and the other is writing Spielberg’s Robopocalypse. But, several years ago, the two paired up to write a movie called The Cabin in the Woods. Goddard directed and while it was scheduled to come out in early 2010, the horror film sat on a shelf as its distributor, MGM, went through hell. Finally, it was rescued by Lionsgate and on April 13, Whedon and Goddard’s film will finally see a wide release.
We saw a cryptic teaser poster for the film a while back but with a new distributor comes new marketing and Lionsgate has just revealed their first teaser poster for The Cabin in the Woods. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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Steven Spielberg‘s vision of a robot uprising needs some help. Deadline reports Robopocalypse, the sci-fi action film based on a book by Daniel H. Wilson and written by Drew Goddard, has grown so big, DreamWorks has decided to co-finance it with Fox. Fox will distribute internationally and Disney, via their 2009 deal with DreamWorks, will distribute domestically. They’re aiming for a July 3, 2013 release date. Read more about the project, and what this does to Lincoln, after the jump. Read More »
One of the films that got caught up in the tumultuous financial collapse at MGM was The Cabin in the Woods, which Joss Whedon co-wrote with Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard, who also directed. The film stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in a story that tweaks the classic horror plot setup that plops a handful of people into a cabin in the middle of nowhere.
Now, years after it was completed, the film is going to be released by LionsGate, and we’ve got the first promo image after the break. Read More »
When MGM’s financial standing temporarily went to the great balance sheet in the sky, the two biggest projects that were left standing like children in a Charles Dickens novel were the Red Dawn remake and The Cabin in the Woods, a reportedly smart horror film directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and co-written and produced by Joss Whedon.
I’m not certain that anyone cares much about the still-homeless Red Dawn, especially after EnemyGate, but I’ve heard so many good things about The Cabin in the Woods from parties in the know that I am quite curious to see it. And now Lionsgate is going to make that happen, as the studio is picking up Cabin to distribute this year. Read More »
Several years have past since we’ve heard anything about a sequel to the 2008 hit film Cloverfield. Since its release director Matt Reeves made Let Me In, a worthy remake of Let The Right One In, producer J.J. Abrams made another monster blockbuster, Star Trek, and remains in the mysterious movie business with Super 8 while writer Drew Goddard is writing Robopocalypse for Steven Spielberg. Since all the principals are so busy, not much has happened in regards to Cloverfield 2 but in a recent interview, Reeves said “Well, you are going to see it – we just don’t know when.” Read more after the break. Read More »
Steven Spielberg has committed to his directorial follow-up to War Horse. He’ll next make Robopocalypse, based upon the forthcoming Daniel H. Wilson novel of the same name. Read More »
I’m not sure how seriously to take this notion right now, but there’s yet another report that Drew Goddard‘s script based upon the forthcoming Daniel H. Wilson novel Robopocalypse could be a Steven Spielberg film after the director finishes War Horse. Read More »
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On Thursday, July 23rd 2010, Entertainment Weekly held a panel at Comic-Con entitled “The Visionaries”, which was basically a “discussion with geek gods J. J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on the future of pop culture” conducted by EW’s Jeff “Doc” Jensen.
“EW presents an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web. Plus: Is the superhero movie waning, or is it on the cusp of reinvention? And what do they think the pop culture universe will look like a decade from now?”
We have transcribed the entire hour-long discussion for those of you who couldn’t make it to the Con. Hit the jump for Part One. Part Two will follow tomorrow.
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