The Cabin in the Woods to Open SXSW Film Festival
01.17.12 by BJSprecher
The full schedule of events for the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival has just gone live on the official SXSW website and the long-delayed horror movie The Cabin in the Woods will open the festival with a Friday, March 9th, screening, in advance of its April 13th theatrical release. This continues the trend of SXSW to open with commercially-oriented fare, with Source Code and Kick-Ass opening the 2011 and 2010 festivals, respectively.
Directed by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard, from a script by The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, The Cabin in the Woods was shot back in 2009, but its release was delayed several times — first for a 3D conversion, then because of MGM's financial woes — before finally getting picked up for distribution by Lionsgate. The movie follows five friends into the woods where they stay at a remote cabin and discover...something deadly. Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Brian White and Kristen Connolly star.
Here's the not-at-all-revealing synopsis of The Cabin in the Woods, followed by the first trailer:
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes The Cabin in the Woods, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.