Fans of horror movies and the work of Joss Whedon alike have been wondering for a long, long time now just what in the hell was going on with The Cabin in the Woods, the horror movie he co–wrote with Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) a couple of years back now. The movie originally had a 2009 release date, but the many complications recently faced by MGM kept it locked away in limbo.
Those desperately excited to see the movie have been waiting for its savior since that time, even going so far as to make a Facebook page asking for the release of the movie in hopes that fan support would speed things along.
It took a lot of waiting, but Lionsgate has now officially acquired the worldwide distribution rights for the movie, and they have also set the final (we hope) release date for The Cabin in the Woods. Fans will finally be able to check it out on April 13, 2012, unless of course the studio decides there’s a better date between now and then and changes it again.
Goddard made his feature directing debut on the movie, and Whedon, who’s directing next summers epic superhero blockbuster, The Avengers, is also a producer.
The Cabin the Woods pokes fun at (if you couldn’t tell by the title) the cliche setting of many other horror movies, while still basing their own horror there, ironically.
It stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, before he made Thor), who goes to the cabin with some friends, where they discover unspeakably evil things.