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April 06 2010

(SPOILER) One big clue about Joss Whedon's 'The Cabin in the Woods'. Not as spoilery as SCI FI Wire would lead you to believe. But the good news is that, according to Amy Acker, the cut is finished.

Didn't we already figure there'd be ? I mean this is Joss and Drew, after all.
Yep, not really anything new there, particularly as I recall another star mentioning such things.

Really can't wait for this. Big horror film fan and Joss doing something that is really horror gets me very excited.

Complained about the delay on here before, so I won't go there, but it is good to hear that they have been using the extra time to tighten up the film.
Finally, some details about this movie. With all due respect to Joss and Drew, the secrecy around this is a bit silly because this is a film I want to know about. (Without spoiling the entire movie or big chunks of the plot.)

Glad Amy's keeping us in the know about this movie. But who's going to score this movie? Is Drew & Joss leaving the movie unscored, or what?
What book does Amy have?
Random fact - another Whedonverse person auditioned for the role which eventually went to Amy.

By keeping things under wraps, they can market it smartly. When it comes down to it, less is more.

PS: I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it doesn't end up being 3D.
Finally, some details about this movie.


There's detailed script reviews with huge spoilers out there some where. I read the premise (and the ending), it looks interesting.
@gossi

Can I ask what makes you say it may not be in 3D? Is there another reason for the delay?

Also, I am very glad they are keeping the film under wraps. This is a film I really want to go in completely blank about, outside of cast information.
I've not heard anything specific about the 3D thing, although there has been increasing chatter in general about how shitty the 3D translation process for a film not shot in 3D can be. I know several local critics who in essence said, with Clash of the Titans, you might actually have been better off just watching it without the glasses.

[ edited by The One True b!X on 2010-04-06 16:24 ]
@Wyndam: Looks like Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire.
I've no idea what's going on with it, but everybody know MGM's got issues at the moment.
I hope they cut the 3D. I'm already over it and will be no doubt sick of it by early 2011.
I just hope it comes out in January- that's the latest release date, right? I don't particularly care whether it's released in 3D or not.
I for one don't want to watch it in 3D, it does weird things to my eyes! I really, really, really hope that MGMs "issues" don't mess with this film's release!
I think the reason for the delay is that, a) 3D or no 3D, they've now got the release date slotted for Jan. 2011 and b), the ownership of distributor MGM is in flux right now, so I imagine they don't want to do anything too complicated over there (like releasing a movie ahead of its release date) while the company may be bought by another company.
Well with horror movies a lot of the time they secret is sort of given away in the trailers. That is, assuming there to be a secret at all. Actually this is true of lots of movies in general like Cast Away.

On the other hand, things can be just as bad when there's a big secret and it's also a ridiculous one that people tend to make fun of. (What the American Godzilla looked like or the slight twist in The Orphan.)
I only care about true 3D a la Avatar's 3D camera technology or 3D animated features such as the delightful "How to Train Your Dragon," and am totally committed to avoiding any 2D films with 3D "enhancements."

But unless I hear Cabin really brings the funny (which I expect in some measure) I'll be staying home. I don't have the constitution for horror and avoid the genre (except for the fun ones such as Slither, Shaun of the Dead, etc.)
Random fact - another Whedonverse person auditioned for the role which eventually went to Amy.



Give us a clue? =D
But unless I hear Cabin really brings the funny (which I expect in some measure) I'll be staying home. I don't have the constitution for horror and avoid the genre (except for the fun ones such as Slither, Shaun of the Dead, etc.)

Why? Joss + Drew + R-rated creative freedom = Fun all around!
It's funny. The script is basically trying to be Scream 2010, poking fun at the genre every chance it gets.
I'll have to respectfully agree to disagree or come from the almost complete opposite perspective on this to you, peacemonger. A little funny will be okay if well-integrated into the tone and reality of the story and does not make it all-out camp, but if it is just as much comedy as horror (or more comedy than horror) I will be disappointed.

I like most of my horror straight-on and taking itself seriously (it's horror; I want to be scared, crept out, disturbed, shocked even -- not chuckles-a-plenty).

[ edited by J Linc on 2010-04-06 22:05 ]
Cabin doesn't take itself seriously. Go in expecting it.
But who's going to score this movie? Is Drew & Joss leaving the movie unscored, or what?


David Julyan recorded a score for it recently.
It is fairly obviously going to be a funny film, but I too hope it is still a "horror" film. Kind of like Scream, I guess, or even Shaun of the Dead, which although hilarious is still a great zombie film in its own right.
I'm very interested in finding out about this movie but I don't wanna read the script and spoil myself so I hope we get a trailer soon if they got it together now. Never been a fan of 3D (too gimmicky for my tastes) so I hope I will still have the option to see it regular 2D if the 3D thing does still happen.
It's funny. The script is basically trying to be Scream 2010, poking fun at the genre every chance it gets.

There's much more going on than this.

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