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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Gets Its Release Date!

Nordling here.

We've been waiting patiently through the entire MGM bankruptcy fiasco about word of Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's CABIN IN THE WOODS, starring Chris Hemsworth, pre-THOR, in a movie that very much riffs off EVIL DEAD and other haunted house films.  The film's been in the can since 2009, and the supporting cast looks great too - Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams - and I've been wanting to see this one in forever.

Now that the dust is settled, Lionsgate will release the film, and it looks like we now have a date - April 13, 2012.  Now if someone could release RED DAWN, also by MGM and also starring Hemsworth - am I sensing a trend here? - all would be right in the world.

Nordling, out.

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  • July 21, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • July 21, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Um, yeah, looks very Evil Dead

    by biscuithead

  • July 21, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    The tagline made me laugh

    by melonman

    Those darn kids deserve everything they get dawgnabbit

  • July 21, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    This came out on Feb. 5, 2010.


    It says so on the poster.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    THIS is how you remake The Evil Dead

    by Xen11

    YOU DON'T FUCKING REMAKE EVIL DEAD. YOU JUST MAKE SOMETHING THAT PAYS HOMAGE WHILE STILL BEING ORIGINAL WITHOUT CALLING IT 'THE EVIL DEAD' BECAUSE THAT NAME IS ALREADY FUCKING TAKEN. YA GOT THAT? I'm looking at you Sam. You ain't leading but two things right now, Jack and Shit, and Jack is now of all trades and a producer.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Off topic: Just read that the EFNY remake is dead

    by BenBraddock


  • July 21, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Did you know that the working title for ANTICHRIST was



  • July 21, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Really interested to see how they market this.

    by spacehog

    I won't ruin the plot for anyone, but it definitely has an unusual premise and I'm very curious to see how much of it they tell you about in the trailers and ads and all. If they don't tell you anything it'll just look like another teen slasher flick with maybe more quippy lines than usual. But if they tell you too much up-front, they ruin the fun surprise of slowly finding out what the fuck is happening to these kids and why. Kind of seems like they're screwed either way.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by Fixthe Fernback

    For fucks sake.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Jenkins is a great versatile actor

    by Eric Dyer

    This could be a surprisingly good slasher flick.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by JamesT

    I thought this was the prequel to House?

  • July 21, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    re: "I thought this was the prequel to House?"

    by jim

    The movie of the TV show?

  • July 21, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Read the script over a year ago

    by Davidhessstation

    I had a copy of the script a year ago and it was pure crap. It played like a Scream movie, trying too hard to be funny. I hope its been worked on since. Oh and remakes will keep happening if you idiots who care about this stuff keep going to it or reviewing it. Don't give it press! Don't go and see it!

  • July 21, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Are they done "sanitizing" Red Dawn?

    by the_patriot

    I know back in April there were articles talking about how they were going back in post production to digitally change a crapload of stuff. Basically, all the references & imagery about China were being changed to North Korea out of fear of pissing off our overlords & masters in China...

  • Aww man.. this sucks.. I wanted more Judd Nelson killing hot babes and planting them in his garden :(

  • July 21, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I like the old tagline better...

    by Xionsmith

  • July 21, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    If you hear a strange sound outside... have sex.

    by Xionsmith

  • July 21, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by MaryTylerMorbid

    I read the script. It blows.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Red Dawn Is All That's Wrong In The World

    by ravenloff

    Changed post-production to make the threat the NK's instead of the Chicoms? Why do you suppose that is?

  • July 21, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Well, I will tell you this, Michael. I don't have a son ...

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    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 21, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    If all of your friends are killed. Get your deposit back.

    by v3d

  • July 24, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I do not want to go to there!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Sept. 28, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    read the script

    by ericvwc23

    the last 10 pages of the script are bat shit insane. someone seriously gets randomly killed by a unicorn. im not fucking around.