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December 05 2008

Cabin in the Woods of 2010. Looks like the release date for Saw VI proved intimidating enough.

According to this site, Joss and Drew's "Cabin in the Woods" project is now slated to be released in February of 2010.

Aw man. That's terrible. I know Saw is a big film, but 4.5 months big?

Sigh. Patience, padawan.
That's a real bummer. I really wanted to see "Cabin in the Woods" over Halloween.

Also, that's the pic they choose to show of Susan Sarandon?
I'll be hiding under my desk.
I've a feeling it's going to be worth it. Plus, more time to perfect the flick, I guess. Inside I'm crying, can you tell?
Well then it's going to be up against Alvin and the Chimpmunks 2. Will MGM blink again?
Bloody Disgusting says the same. I'm waiting to hear back from my MGM guy.
I'm slightly gutted for The Lovely Bones as well. How come films I don't care about never seem to get delayed by months?
Jeesh. The one time I was actually looking forward to a horror movie and it gets pushed back. *sigh*

Jobo--maybe the new release date is about Valentine's Day. It seems like Feb and October are the main months for horror releases because of Halloween and mass dating, respectively. "Santa's coming...to get you!" and "The Easter Bunny's revenge" just aren't pulling in the numbers.
Or maybe it's just that MGM decided to ape FOX, and February has become the month in which to release delayed Joss Whedon projects.
That too, although it makes me sad that there is such a precedent. Why must "delayed Joss Whedon projects" be synonymous with "Joss Whedon projects"?
I'm slightly gutted for The Lovely Bones as well. How come films I don't care about never seem to get delayed by months?


Maybe they do and you don't know it because you don't pay them any mind? And can you be slightly gutted? Oh, drat, I've been somewhat eviscerated.
Oh, drat, I've been somewhat eviscerated.

It's a glass half empty/half full sort of thing.
Or a "guts half inside, half outside your body" thing. I guess that's entirely appropriate for a thread about a horror movie, so never mind ;).
I hope one day movie studios will be pushing "Saw" movies out of the way of Joss's films.
Or a "guts half inside, half outside your body" thing. I guess that's entirely appropriate for a thread about a horror movie, so never mind ;).

zeitgeist | December 05, 22:21 CET


Maybe a hernia?

I didn't even realize that Cabin & Dollhouse would be the same month until bix mentioned it. It was a moment of "Really? Huh? Oooooh. THAT February."

Maybe they're going for a Joss Whedon month? But to me it makes more sense to send some buzz (Cabin) out in the world to lead them to the show (Dollhouse).

:(
DAHHHHHHH!!! There are many swear words going off in my head right now. What a freakin' disappointment. For. The. Love.

Why must "delayed Joss Whedon projects" be synonymous with "Joss Whedon projects"?


So true, so true. It really chafes. Like tiny particles of glass in the undies.

ETA: With only rubbing alcohol to sooth.

[ edited by Rebekah on 2008-12-05 22:51 ]
The imagery in this thread is really something.
Yeah, the delay's bad enough but the imagery is like sliding down a bannister lined with razor blades and landing in a vat of Deep Heat.

ETA: With only rubbing alcohol to sooth.

Yikes, that would be bad. Do we even have any mixers to go with it ?
"No worries," is the word I've received from MGM. "We did shift the release into February 2010 as it is a better date for the film." So far, this seems to be the only statement, so there's not yet a clear sense of why the studio believes February 2010 to be better than October 2009.
Well, 2010 is one more than 2009, isn't it? Pretty self-explanatory, now, eh? Slapping yourself upside the head and going "of course" along with some vigorous nodding, I would imagine. You're welcome.
I should add (as I did on the blog) that a lack of specific explanation doesn't mean it ISN'T a better date, it just means we don't know why they see it that way. Heh.
... it just means we don't know why they see it that way.

I dunno, zeitgeist's case is pretty persuasive. And not only is it one more, it also still has the same number of zeroes. No-one needs telling what a box-office boon that is, obviously.
In a strange twist of events (well neither strange or a twist) I watched Cloverfield for the first time earlier tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a shame we'll have to wait even longer to see what Mr. Goddard will come up with next.
Yeah, it suffered from an unfair amount of backlash, I thought. The hype wasn't entirely of its own making :).
I enjoyed Cloverfield on opening day, enough to buy the DVD when it came out, and watch it again.
Does he have absolutely nothing in the pipeline before then ? Shame if not.

I liked 'Cloverfield' well enough too, not flawless and maybe a slight victim of its own hype but a nice little monster movie. And I didn't throw up, which was a pleasant surprise ;).
I should add (as I did on the blog) that a lack of specific explanation doesn't mean it ISN'T a better date, it just means we don't know why they see it that way. Heh.


Maybe they're trying to set it up as an oscar contender?

*Sits in deep silence and contemplation on why that proposed idea is so unlikely and infuratinly preposterous for various reasons.*
Is it highly unusual for you not to throw up when you enjoy something, Saje (he said, deliberately misinterpreting your comment)? I'll stop there ;).
"No worries" and "it is a better date" deflections? Yeah, they are aping Fox!
It's like they're telling us that by beating our feet with a sledge hammer might cure our toothache.

And, zeitgeist, slapping yourself upside the head is never good.
Wait...that's not how you cure toothache? *prepares to sue dentist*
Pre-production continues, and the schedule remains on track for production to begin either in late February or early March.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2008-12-06 00:27 ]
Well.

They're obviously expecting 'Dollhouse' to be such a huge success that they've had to delay the 'CITW' post production process. Joss will obviously be far too busy charting the course for the Buffy Season 10 and Angel Season 7 comics. He'll be shooting the Dr Horrible sequel/prequel and in his leisure time, writing the 'Buffy' movie.

Welcome to Denial. Population- me!
Rebekah, if they wanted to set it up as an Oscar contender, October would be a MUCH better month than February. And even then, studios don't start rolling out most of their prestige stuff until November or December. I remember a few years ago there was some talk that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind may have been more of a presence at the Oscars had it not been released way back in March of that year. Because apparently Academy members have short attention spans. It bugs me.

Anyway, I'm saddened about the push. I was really looking forward to seeing it in less than a year. But, I shall wait...
And I didn't throw up, which was a pleasant surprise ;).

The only reason I haven't watched Cloverfield is because everyone I've talked to said it made them dizzy. That just sounds really unappealing to me.
It didn't make me dizzy, Succatash. Then again, I've never had problems with motion sickness.
If it isn't Saw it will be something else that could give CITW the bum's rush. Horror is a different kettle of fish than any other genre, and even though I am in disbelief that the Saw franchise is that big a moneymaker, it's possible, even probable that if CITW opened at the same time, it would only benefit; horror fans will see nearly anything and of course, Drew is going to make a fantastic film - so, word of mouth. At least, that's how I see it.
Cloverfield is more likely to make sick those who are motion sickness inclined if they see it on the big screen where it dominates their field of vision. At home on DVD, it's probably easier.
Yeah, when you can see both sides of the screen (i.e. when you watch it at home - unless you have a huge TV. Or live in a cinema I suppose ;) it's fine.

That said, before I learned to drive I got motion-sickness on most forms of transport and sometimes even playing certain FPS games and as mentioned, I was fine with 'Cloverfield' on the big screen. Stuff like that can be unpredictable.
b!Xy, I did ask the guys at HSX about Prod Weekly but I'm not in the main clique, so the chances of getting the info are uncertain at best.
Well, another two weeks and the first of the two issues I was trying to get ahold of goes free. So, we'll see if by the time that happens it's information we already learned in the meantime anyway. Heh.
Of course, with New Moon angling for a late '09 or early '10 release, Cabin could end up going up against the Twilight machine.
Does anyone know where they are filming? Since environment can be a real added character in any film.
I remember seeing an article (I'll have to go figure out where it was) that said they'd be filming partly in LA and partly on location, but said location hasn't yet been announced.

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