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May 24 2011

(SPOILER) Patrick Gilmore talks about his involvement in 'The Cabin in the Woods'. His character's title is very intriguing yet spoilerish (hence the tag). The interview is also worth reading for finding out what happens when the relationship between actors and scifi fans goes horribly wrong.

FWIW, there's been no indication that Lionsgate is 3D'ing the movie. I suspect he's simply mixing together the old 3D delay and the more recent Lionsgate deal.
If anybody wants a THE CABIN IN THE WOODS update, I think it's unlikely to get released this year now. Lionsgate have positioned an action film in the Halloween date. However the good news is it definitely appears to be in the mix for release.

And always do fan campaigns. Unless they suck. That's a joke I stole, also - sometimes they're a bad idea.

[ edited by gossi on 2011-05-24 22:41 ]
Seems like a lot of effort to campaign to get a show cancelled. SGU was doing just fine at getting itself cancelled with absolutely no help from anyone. I still miss the fun of SG-1 and SGA.
That really bites gossi.
I think it's unlikely to get released this year now. Lionsgate have positioned an action film in the Halloween date.


Honestly? If I may paraphrase a recent conversation with my 15-year-old nephew:

Me: How was {RECENTLY RELEASED ACTION ADVENTURE MOVIE THING*}?
* HINT: Pirates!
Nephew: It was...well...there was...urr. The graphics were worse than the {LESS RECENTLY RELEASED PREQUEL TO THE RECENTLY RELEASED THING} and it sucked. Nothing was... hang on (texting ensues). What? Yeah, I...hold on (you get the idea).

So, back to my point. Adventure movies on Halloween? Surely thou doth jest. You cannot expect a teenager that can barely follow a line of conversation for 10...their classmates are dressing like pirates that seem to hate the idea of wearing pants and...hmm. Okay, I'm going to surprise myself and not go completely cynical on this one. There are lots of smart kids out there, naturally. Young folks who would appreciate a nice ironic look at the horror genre by clever auteurs named Goddard and Whedon.

My sortof sheepishly honest question is...when? Scream 4 sort of changes the game...despite its somewhat middling success so far, the fact that it exists more or less temporally reboots conceptions of what a "self-aware humorous horror movie" can be (from both an audience- and executive-anticipation standpoint). Copycats, spinoffs, parodies, and maybe something as abominable as a "funny version of SAW...for the kids!" are probably forthcoming. So what would you do with CITW if you had it on the shelf?
The "dark underbelly of puppeteering" has to be one of my all-time favorite phrases.

As some of you may recall, I find most puppets completely terrifying.

It's all underbelly as far as I'm concerned.
So what would you do with CITW if you had it on the shelf?

Easy: release it. ;)

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