After a great many delays, Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon‘s genre-twisting film The Cabin in the Woods is finally almost ready for release. The film screened at Harry Knowles’ birthday party/film fest BNAT at the end of last year, and wowed that audience. (Including Germain and Peter.) It will open the SXSW Film Festival later this week, and then hit theaters in April thanks to Lionsgate.
In anticipation of that SXSW appearance there is a new one-minute trailer for the film. The lore behind this movie is that it is a script that was treated with a lot of secrecy, and the first trailer for the film showed that the movie might indeed have a few weird secrets. I’ve heard that this new short trailer doesn’t give away those secrets in the way that some might be afraid of, and in the way that some will assume based on what the trailer does show, so it should be safe to proceed after the jump. Read More »
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Drew Goddard‘s long delayed deconstructive horror film, The Cabin in the Woods, is so good it deserves a massive coming out party. That’s exactly what it’s going to get this March.
The Cabin in the Woods was just announced as the opening night film of the 2012 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival which will take place in Austin, Texas from March 9-17. Co-writer and producer Joss Whedon will be on hand for a conversation panel the day after the upcoming HBO TV show Girls, produced by Judd Apatow and starring Lena Dunham, will also debut, screening several episodes along with Q&As featuring much of the creative team. Read more about the film, the show and the festival itself after the jump. Read More »
Where can you be the among the first audiences ever to see The Cabin in the Woods, The Grey, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the first trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and G.I. Joe Retaliation as well as huge upcoming titles like The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol all in one sitting, all for one ticket price, with the best film audience imaginable? Butt-Numb-A-Thon, of course.
For movie fans, Butt-Numb-A-Thon is the biggest and most rewarding test of film going stamina out there today. Now in its thirteenth year, this annual film festival celebrating the birthday of Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles is 24 straight hours of new and vintage films played to a hand-picked audience of fans who had to jump through all sorts of hoops to attend. Homework assignments, applications, embarrassing photos. Butt-Numb-A-Thon is not only a marathon of film watching, it’s a decathlon of film passion.
This year’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, dubbed Butt-Numb-A-Thon Thirteen Wolf, featured an almost staggering amount of new movies, some incredible vintage films and surprises galore. Both Peter and I were lucky enough to have our applications accepted and you can read a full recap and more after the jump. Read More »
For a few years now, there has been no small amount of mystery surrounding The Cabin in the Woods, the horror film directed by Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard and co-written by Goddard and Joss Whedon. At one point you could find a great deal of praise about the script, without much specific mention of exactly what makes the story tick, and what (if anything) makes the movie different.
MGM shot the film in early 2009 with a pre-fame Chris Hemsworth in the lead, and a cast that includes Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, and Richard Jenkins. MGM delayed the movie to convert it to 3D, and then the film nearly disappeared altogether thanks to the company’s bankruptcy.
But Lionsgate picked up the film a few months ago, and has just issued a trailer for the movie. The teaser poster that showed up last week promised a puzzle, and this trailer certainly seems to give away a couple of big points. I’d expect, however, that there’s more in store. Check out the first footage from The Cabin in the Woods below. Read More »
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 »
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 »
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Word has been trickling out about the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard co-written project Cabin in the Woods for some time now, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t getting psyched for the film’s release this February (on my birthday, no less!). Now according to our friends over at ShockTillYouDrop, we’ll have to wait a lot longer to see the finished product: Word is that the film, which is also being directed by Goddard, is being delayed until January 11, 2011 while MGM converts it to 3-D.
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