Joss Whedon And Eliza Dushku Teaming For Feature Film

Though their recently deceased TV series Dollhouse was not the ratings hit it perhaps should have been, definitely when you consider the heights it ultimately reached in creative terms, the signs are good for an imminent upcoming collaboration between geek god Joss Whedon and his buttock-whupper muse Eliza Dushku.

Dushku was stopped last night on the red carpet for the Discovery Channel's Life, and before she got to discussing her plans with Joss, she had to answer the inevitable going-nowhere question on Ghostbusters 3:

I don't know anything, I don't have a script – it's still a rumor thing right now. But I would be excited to do it!

Then, though, she spilled on the Whedon hook-up:

I would say that we would [be working on something new very soon]! I think we're going to work on a kickass feature together that we've been thinking about for a few years.

A few years? Could this be Whedon's long-discussed horror movie, Goners?

I'd certainly be pleased if it was. There's been so many hints dropped about that movie over the years, with very little solid information actually yielded, that I've been curious enough for long enough that I just want the beans to spill already.

Here's a few of those hints, in Joss quotes on loan from the Wikipedia page of the proposed picture:

It is a fantasy thriller, it is pretty dark and it's all me. So people will pretty much know what that means if they look at my body of work. But it's a new universe set in the present day with a new concept for me and a new bunch of characters. It's been a long time since I got to do that, so that's really fun.

It's the story of a young woman's journey that involves a great deal of horror and some heroics.

More in the Buffy-mode of discovering strength than in the sense of, "I've had strength for so long that I'm losing my sense of people who don't.

Colour me intrigued. A bright and vibrant shade of intrigued too.

Of course, there's every chance to Whedon and Dushku are planning something completely different, a new story that we've not even had teased for us yet. Despite my less than overflowing confidence in Cabin in the Woods, I'm still a huge and passionate fan of Whedon, so whatever film he's wanting to make, I'm wanting to see.

Via Hollywood Life