The ‘Cabin In The Woods’ Video Game That Almost Was

Fair warning. This is one of those articles you’re going to wish you hadn’t read because it’s about something incredibly cool that almost was, but never will be. When Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard first finished The Cabin in the Woods (which, we all remember, was several years before it was actually released) plans were set into motion for a themed expansion pack with the zombie game Left 4 Dead that would’ve allowed fans to play through scenarios in the movie. Unfortunately, when MGM went bankrupt and the film got delayed, the game went away. But in his recent Reddit AMA, the co-writer and director spoke a bit about what this game would have been. Read his quote after the jump.

Thanks to Blastr for picking this tidbit out of the bigger Reddit AMA. Here’s Goddard.

The game was gonna be amazing. You were gonna be able to play in both the upstairs Cabin in the Woods world and the downstairs ‘facility’ world with all the monsters. Believe me, I HATE all video games based on movies, they always suck, but porting Cabin into Left For Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn’t happen.

As I said, I kind of wish I didn’t know that. The Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies that’s not only fun to watch again and again, you watch it and want to dive in to peer around the corner. What else was going on in that cabin? What other secrets did it hold? Were there other monsters downstairs in the control center? There were so many things a videogame could have explored. Alas, we’ll just have to wait for a fan to make the mod themselves.

For more behind the scenes info on The Cabin in the Woods, check out the new clip and interview we posted with Goddard. It’s on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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