The Cabin in the Woods, a twisted and unusual take on the usual formula, was written by Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Serenity's Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard. The movie was initially set for release on February 5, 2010, but ShockTillYouDrop reports that MGM Studios has decided to push the movie back to January 14, 2011.
The good news is MGM claims the response to the movie has been "phenomenal," and will take the next six months to convert the movie into 3-D. The bad news is that Whedon fans will have to wait another year for the highly anticipated horror flick. To make matters worse, Cabin actor Brian White (Fighting) told Moviehole the movie is terrific.
He's created a new take on the "Cabin in the Woods" formula and it's incredibly funny, it's gory, and it's smart. Any genre fan is going to really, really going to love this. If you're even remotely a fan of Joss I think you're going to love it. I hear they just did a screening, and it went down very well — he apparently hit it out of the park.
Cabin in the Woods stars Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Bradley Whitford (Bottle Shock), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and White. So far, the only other movie sharing the weekend with Cabin is Underworld 4.