Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods Pushed Back to Early 2011!
Didn't see this coming! A few sites, including STYD and Collider, are reporting (with confirmation from MGM) that Joss Whedon's new horror movie Cabin in the Woods has been delayed an entire year. It was originally set for release on February 5th, 2010 next year but has been pushed back to January 14th, 2011. Why? Well apparently the "early response to the film has been phenomenal and they're going to spend six months or so converting the picture to 3-D." While that's all good, I also think MGM is trying to rollover their marketing budget on this movie to 2011, because they're not doing too well financially at the moment.
Cabin in the Woods is the very secretive horror project written by "Firefly" and "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard. Some posters for the movie first popped up at Comic-Con this year and we've heard bits and pieces about the plot, which involves some gimmicked house that a group of people stay in (and are put through some tests). I don't want to spoil any of it, but I've heard that early test screening reports are insanely positive, and not just coming from Whedon fans, but from horror fanatics who say it's just incredible. While that's accurate, I don't know why they feel the need to convert this to 3D?!
I'm slowly starting to appreciate 3D when done well, but I hate when it's applied in post-production. You can tell that the 3D doesn't have as much depth and isn't as immersive (it feels like a gimmick) when it's converted after being shot. As far as I know, Cabin in the Woods has already finished filming. I hate that they're going this route with a horror project that was supposed to already be amazing on its own, but I think MGM is a bit desperate for a huge hit (3D does sell well, just look at The Final Destination). I don't support this and will probably not see Cabin in the Woods in 3D for the first time - I'll just stick with 2D.