Lionsgate Working with MGM to Finally Release 'Cabin in the Woods'
When MGM was caught up in crippling financial struggles, the fate of several films was left uncertain. One such tragic delay was that of The Cabin in the Woods, a horror film directed by Drew Goddard (the writer behind Cloverfield) who also wrote the film with Joss Whedon. The film was once slated for release on October 23rd of 2009, but then was pushed back for a conversion to 3D. Of course, that delay was made even longer due to MGM's aforementioned financial issues. Now the film will finally get its due diligence in theaters as Deadline says Lionsgate is in the midst of striking a deal with MGM to finally distribute the film.
Perhaps a blessing in disguise, this delay will allow one of the film's stars, Chris Hemsworth, to have his starpower help bring a bigger audience to the film now. With Thor coming out next week, it's likely that Hemsworth will become a household name by the time The Cabin in the Woods gets a theatrical release. It also seems ironic that Whedon and Hemsworth will now be working together again on The Avengers, a film that certainly won't get stuck on a shelf somewhere. As of now, no official release date is set, but I think sometime around Halloween wouldn't be out of the question (but we don't know if 3D is still part of the equation). Now if we could just get MGM to figure out what do do with that Red Dawn remake. Happy to finally see The Cabin in the Woods soon?