When the bubonic plague hit in 1348 it was pretty bad time to be a Catholic. Monks and Nuns were infected just as much as the beggars and peasants, and the one man everyone looked to for guidance, the Pope, packed his bags and ran away to Babylon. Back then, most people believed that the Black Death was in fact one of God’s biblical plagues, and that God was very very pissed off. Acting out of desperation, men committed unspeakable acts in the name of God in order to shield themselves from his wrath. This is a story of those men.
Cabin in the Woods has been frozen in carbonite for quite some time, so long actually, that I forgot the film even existed. Originally slated for a theatrical release on 10/29/2009, Cabin was another tragic victim of the MGM financial apocalypse. Good news. Due to a bail out by Lionsgate, Cabin in the Woods will finally get an actual theatrical release! (queue cheers) So what the hell is this movie, and is it going to be any good? After digging around the internet for a bit, here is what we know.
- Written By: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield)
- Directed By: Drew Goddard
- Starring: Amy Acker (Angel), Tom Lenk (Buffy), Chris Helmsworth (Thor!), Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford.
What’s in the Cabin?
In typical Whedon/Goddard fashion the plot is incredibly “hush hush“. We do know this… Cabin is a horror story, people will more than likely have “witty” conversations, and Amy Acker will probably end up kicking someone’s ass. Ironically, when Chris Helmsworth shot Cabin he was a nobody. Helmsworth was more than likely thinking that Cabin was going to be his breakout film. Shortly after Cabin wrapped he landed his role in Star Trek soon followed by Thor and The Avengers. Needless to say, Cabin in the Woods will benefit from his newfound Thor-power. Cabin in the woods, WILL be out this year... probably…