The Cabin in the Woods finally pops its head out with its first production photo!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Another movie image premiered today, in this case the very long in the making CABIN IN THE WOODS finally gets an image debuted online.
For the four geeks out there that don't know about this movie (or the many more who might have just plum forgotten about it after it was caught up in the black hole of MGM bankruptcy) it's supposed to be this generation's turn-genre-on-its-head flick written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (and directed by the latter).
Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Chris "Thor" Hemsworth are the stars and Hemsworth seems to be front and center for the debut image.
Bloody-Disgusting has the pic, which their story says comes from a non-official source and I hope that's true because it's a limp shot to begin your promotion with.
I'm not passing any judgment on the movie itself, I'm sure it's fine... with all that talent onboard it better be fine. I just think the picture is boring. Maybe you'll disagree... check it out below:
Am I wrong? I'm excited to check the film out when it finally (finally finally) makes it to the big screen (reportedly at the end of the year) dull photo or no!
What about you?
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July 6, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST
July 6, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST
but still excited to see this.
July 6, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST
by Cameron Harrison
And am pretty excited about it having become a real Whedon fan since Firefly (and then Dollhouse). I even like the pic. It shows good production value and gets across the mood and tone of the flick. Not great...but it's starting to stoke my imagination.
July 6, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST
oh no wait that was some sarcastic joke. but i guess why not release a shitty movie now that the stars have done better things? they did it with Don's Plum.
July 6, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST
That pic scream sfw though.
July 6, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST
by Tank Williams
Not saying your a liar, but it's good to hear criticism when it's due. I agree, for a film that's been hotly anticipated, this is what we get? Quite confusing in the whole marketing aspect here, unless this was a random image that was leaked? A teaser trailer at minimum would have been nice... Or at least an image that gives us an idea what were dealing with... Anyone read Whedons script?
July 6, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST
I got a soft spot in my heart for those Judd Nelson flics
July 6, 2011, 7 p.m. CST
2nd from the right
July 6, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST
well, actually I don't, but that photo reminds me of a moronic cartoon that runs here in Norway every xmas. It's called Disneys Christmas or some shit, and is a poorly rendered 3D animation version of old Disney classics. You know, like teletubbies. But yeah, I'm sure its a fine film.
July 6, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST
bunch of poorly costumed actors standing awkwardly on a set?
July 6, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST
Who gives a fuck about Joss fucking Whedon!!! Fucking stupid geeks. Buffy was shit and Serenity was worse and then there is Resurrection. Oh, fuck i almost forgot about Dollhouse.
July 6, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST
Just hates him.
July 6, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST
July 6, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST
just seeing bunch of crisply dressed actors in what looks like an evil dead style cabin - gets me all kinds of excited.
July 6, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST
curious if she was really in the shot. her leg looks super over-touched-up. rim lighting and highlights don't seem to match the others. maybe it's just that she's closer to another light. but. she looks weird. (wonder if they threw her in to say "look, all actors at once!")
July 6, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST
I gotta' say that this sounds and looks like an Evil Dead rip off. As a guy that loves him some Evil Dead, I can't dis-associate something like this from Evil Dead. And as a guy that just moved to Tennessee, I am planning a trip to Morristown to gets me one of them there bricks from that cabin!!
July 6, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST
Read this elsewhere: The teenagers are given rather clear and clever introductions, but I won’t go into them here lest I spoil a high point of the movie. Once the “victims” arrive at the Cabin, the full extent of the white-collared ones’ plan comes into focus. They are luring the kids here to have them “transgress” so that they might then be “punished”. They are god-like manipulators, shady business dealers, adults to be suspicious of, aloof yet blood hungry audience and cynical film makers all rolled into one. The cabin is rigged with carefully selected props, gimmicks and cameras that allow the overseers to both spy on and interfere with the college kids. As things are warming up we are given the idea that there are many different ways in which it could go very wrong for the victims, and that employees of the mysterious organization behind this scheme have held a sweepstakes on just how it’s going to pan out. The various possibilities are shown to include Vampires, Werewolves, Aliens, Clowns, Scarecrows, Zombies and, ho ho, an Angry Molesting Tree. By the end, Cabin in the Woods goes through a whole gamut of horror cliches in a way not entirely dissimilar to the Scary Movie series, riffing on images and ideas you’ll recognize from any number of recently popular or classic spook flicks. As a result, I think that fifteen or twenty years from now when we have a whole set of cliches to deride, Cabin will probably seem somewhat dated. Things definitely get busier and more exciting towards the end of the story, but the basic concept is just too simple and easy to digest for this to feel like a real meal. But I do think it’s going to be a nice snack. If this were a feature length Angel or Buffy, and just part of the overall series, it would be dynamite. As a standalone statement it’s just too light and too easy to outrun: the two things that neither horror films or satirical arguments should ever be.
July 6, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST
Read that on Slashfilm...sorry...forgot to give credit.
July 6, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST
Damn I completely forgot about those two underrated gems. They were great little B movies, well maybe B+ or A- but still well done for DTV. Actually I'd be surprised if this latest effort by Whedon would be as good as those Judd Nelson vehicles. Thanks for reminding me largojr, and now to scour teh internets for 'em.
July 6, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST
Let's hope his writing partner fixes all of his made for tv movie decisions he made in the script.
July 6, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST
And when it comes out it will suck like Forever did, too.
July 6, 2011, 10:16 p.m. CST
I know nothing about the movie itself and I instantly brand it as suckage.
July 6, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST
July 6, 2011, 11 p.m. CST
Good grief. No wonder this thing's been on the shelf for so long.
July 6, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST
Ok, maybe not awesome. Maybe it was just, ok. But it was still better than a lot of TV nowadays. I'm drunk right now, so my opinion may not be valid. Serenity was pretty sweet. Oh, yeah, the hooker chick from Firefly was naaawwice...
July 7, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST
Hope it's not too bad for Hemsworth's sake, but I think I'll re-watch Pod People again instead.
July 7, 2011, 2:58 a.m. CST
by The Fuck
isn't that the whole point of horror movies these days?
July 7, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST
And so does the environment.
July 7, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST
by The StarWolf
it's supposed to be this generation's turn-genre-on-its-head flick
July 7, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST
July 7, 2011, 8:57 a.m. CST
Wheaton has been working on this movie for 5 years at this point... Release the damn thing already.
July 7, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST
Really? Call me crazy, but I think there should be some sort of rule that films prevented from release for five years after they are finished -- originally to add unnecessary and likely garbage post-process 3D to jump on a fad that, in the time the film has been in limbo, now seems like it might be in decline -- should debut on home video and PPV. I was really interested to see it. Now I'm just sort of curious about it. I wonder if it will feel like a time capsule from 2008. Big fan of Joss Whedon, but... eh.
July 7, 2011, 9 a.m. CST
hahahahahahahahah No serious. I loved most of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, but thought Serenity was lacking for a feature film. Whedon has yet to prove himself on the big screen, imo.
July 7, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST
And a cell phone in the audience just rang.
July 7, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST
re: "Looks like the first few moments from a one act play. And a cell phone in the audience just rang."
v3d, I think in that observation you very well may have the opening of the next turn-genre-on-its-head flick. Think Noises Off meets Scream, with a little Glee and All That Jazz thrown in, written in a style that combines Stephen King and Anton Chekhov.
July 7, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST
Thanks. We can split the royalty check. Oh wait, never mind. I just found this great Dorothy Parker quote. The only ism Hollywood believes in is plaigarism.
July 7, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST
But if I ever do, I'm either gonna take him to the cabin in the woods, or I'm gonna promise to take him and then not take him, but the one thing that I will never do is not tell him that I'm taking him to a cabin in the woods, and then not take him.
July 7, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST
Strange thing indeed.
July 8, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST
and says there's a little sweet shop... on the edge of town.
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