You remember that tongue-in-cheek 3D horror flick Joss Whedon wrote? No? Well neither does anyone else because it never came out. Well now it looks as if a release for The Cabin in the Woods may finally be on the horizon thanks to Lionsgate.
The Whedon flick, directed and co-written by frequent Buffy the Vampire Slayer partner Drew Goddard, has been on the back-burner for almost two years. The original release date was October 23, 2009 but then MGM went bankrupt and the future of the film was uncertain. It was set to be released on yet another date until it was decided the film should be converted to 3D. Deadline now reports Lionsgate is making a deal with MGM to distribute the film.
The Cabin in the Woods stars Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford plus Whedon favorites Amy Acker and Fran Kranz. The film also stars the Almighty Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, albeit before he filmed the superhero role. Whedon is currently teamed up with the Aussie actor again on the set of The Avengers.
MGM is also selling their Red Dawn remake, one of the other last films they produced, which also stars Hemsworth. Oh but wait, there’s more. Red Dawn stars our new Wonder Woman, Adrianne Palicki, too. So technically, they could make out better on these two movies than they ever dreamed.
Deadline says it’s unclear when Lionsgate will release The Cabin in the Woods, but October may be the target.