Joss Whedon Builds a Cabin in the Woods

Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon is racing with the devil.  The sheer number of projects he has in production or development at any given time is astonishing. Granted, the majority of them will never see the light of a television screen or movie theater… but still, it’s impressive.  It’d be even more impressive if one of those projects was a sequel to Serenity or the return of Firefly, but we’ll have to take what we can realistically get.

MTV Movies Blog recently chatted with Whedon about upcoming happenings in Joss’ world, and he let slip about something quite different from his usual fare. Cabin in the Woods is a new film Whedon co-wrote with Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard.  As the title implies, the film is Whedon’s take on the Evil Dead, Cabin Fever, Wrong Turn genre… basically terrible things happening to young people in (and around) a cabin in the woods.  It’s doubtful Whedon’s version will contain vines that molest, skin that melts, or siblings that share the sweet sweet gift of fornication, but who knows?  Maybe he’ll surprise us.  Goddard starts the marketing machine early, saying “It’s genius, it’s funny… it’s got a harder and darker edge, but it’s also got classic Whedon qualities. It’ll rip your heart out and be heartfelt at the same time.”

MTV’s blog also updates Whedon’s other works in progress, and as exciting as news of a Whedon horror movie is, I’m still most excited by Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion in a three-part internet musical about a supervillain and a superhero?  What’s not to love?  The trailer is out now, and part one releases on July 15th.

Rob is the Chief Film Critic of Film School Rejects. He doesn't eat cheese on weekdays.

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