Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods is Another MGM Casualty?
Aw man! I guess it was inevitable that we'd hear sooner or later about every MGM movie in production. The Playlist found a mention in a Hollywood Reporter article today about MGM's search for a new CEO stating that another highly anticipated MGM movie may be shelved for the time being. This time it's Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods, a contemporary twist on the horror/thriller genre directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard. If you remember, the film is actually entirely shot and done, but MGM delayed it for a full year to convert it to 3D. In fact, it should've already been released by now, but instead it's getting shelved.
Cabin in the Woods was originally scheduled (and ready) to hit in February of this year (four months ago!) but then MGM delayed it to supposedly convert to 3D, but also to work up more money for marketing, but that didn't happen. THR's article states: "MGM has the thriller Red Dawn set for release in November and the horror thriller Cabin in the Woods slotted for January. But no trailers have been shot, and it's assumed both will be pushed to later release dates." How much later? Who knows. Obviously MGM needs to figure things out or the entire movie has to be sold and moved, but it could take forever for that to happen.
It really sucks for these highly anticipated movies that they have to unwillingly delayed. It's even worse that they're shot and pretty much ready to go, but MGM doesn't have the money to market and release them. And instead of selling them, they're going to hold on and wait until they get back on track. I guess this is the end of Cabin in the Woods for now, but if we hear anything about it anytime soon, we'll definitely let you know!