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Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods Pushed Back to Early 2011!

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October 9, 2009
Source: STYD, Collider

Cabin in the Woods

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.

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  • Jonathan
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D: Goddamn it! It's official. 3D blows. I supported it throughout, watching every single 3D film that came out, and convincing my friends that it's the next revolution of filmmaking, but THIS is a slap in the face. I had high hopes. But this is just too much. If 3D truly is the cause for pushing it back a year, then fuck Digital 3D, we're better off without it. It looks I'm going to have to drive to the IMAX for Avatar.
  • Big 789
    This Fucking sucks that the first new horror of the new decade gets push back a year DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Greedo
    Pushing this movie back to 2011 is like me pushing my shit back into my butthole.
  • Fuelbot
    Hey MGM, if it's so awesome just release it in February. Then re-release when the 3D is done. Bada boom bada bing.
  • Big 789
    January And February is now two of the most dumbest months in movie history first Shutter Island now this film Fuck you Hollywood
  • crumb
    are you fucking kidding? this is goddamn retarded. I read the script for this a few months back and was really, really excited... but i will NOT see this in 3D, in fact, i'll do what I did with harry potter after they pushed it back a year: sneak in, and NOT pay for it. I know my $10 dollars isn't going to hurt the company, but jesus. Someone has to do something about Hollywood being pricks.
  • Big 789
    I hate you MGM for do this
  • germs
    I feel like I've expressed my hatred for 3D too many times, and all there is left for me to do is gear up and ride the waves and hope that soon enough we return to placid waters.
  • shadow
    I like 3D when it adds to the experience and part of the production from the beginning. But this is the very definition of adding 3D for gimmicks sake. Fuck you MGM, go fucking bankrupt for all I care.
  • Atoj
    Seriously, fuck 3-D. It's getting damned annoying and tired already. Just release the damn movie.
  • 3dsucks
    I hate 3-D when is it going away.
  • TTEX
    3D is already so 2008.
  • silver
    yeah this will disappoint hardcore fans but whatever gets Whedon the most money from the masses is best in my book
  • T. London
    I just want to know why the first poster went to see every film released in 3-D some of those films weren't even good films, if you just go see a movie because of the technology and not the content of a movie e.g. the script, acting, then you're a tool, the exact same kind of toll Hollywood markets it's gimmicky movies. Yeah, that's what I want to do, go into a theater and wear those silly glasses, I've never seen any of the Final Destination movies, I saw the first 20 minutes of the first one and that was enough for me, how many times can you constantly do the same movie with a different cast each time, I guess as many times as the tools will shell out money for them, e.g the Saw franchise. Some people will fall for any gimmick Hollywood pulls out their asses. When all they have to do is make a good movies with some originality.

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