Cabin In The Woods, one of two projects that had been sitting on a shelf at MGM while the studio went through bankruptcy proceedings last year, will finally be getting released. The studio has sold the film to Lionsgate who will be getting the film into theaters later this year.
This is great news for genre fans, who have been waiting for the release of the movie for some time. The film was directed by Cloverfield scripter Drew Goddard, who co-wrote the screenplay with genre favorite Joss Whedon.
Lionsgate may have quite the coupe on their hands with the film’s acquisition. Included in the cast is Chris Hemsworth, whose career my just take off following the release of Thor next weekend which sees him in the title role.
While no official release date has been set for the film, the best guess is that Lionsgate will look towards releasing it in October. Such a time frame would but the film coming out approximately two years after its originally announced October 23, 2009 release date. As that original release date approached, MGM pulled the film to give it a post-production 3D upgrade. It was during that process that the studio fell on to financial hard times and the release of Cabin In The Woods, as well as their remake of Red Dawn, was placed on hold.