The Cabin in The Woods is drawing plenty of attention after screenings as SXSW. With plenty of positive words and reviews, it seems like it may be the overlooked hit that redefines the horror genre. However, if it is indeed a smash at the box office, could we expect more tales from the very mysterious cabin? Joss Whedon, the producer and co-writer of the film, was poised with the very same question, and his response actually sounds somewhat positive.
CinemaBlend caught up with Whedon after a SXSW screening, and Whedon told them, “Drew and I, we have no artistic integrity. We also built that world so grandly in our minds that we often do go, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the bit where …’ There’s definitely more to be told in that story, but right now we’re both very fixated on, ‘We hope somebody likes it, and of course pays to come see it.’ But there’s always a bridge there to cross. We definitely didn’t come into this going, ‘Oh, we have an idea for a franchise.’ We came in going, ‘We have three acts.’ Which is more than any writer usually gets. That’s a gift.”
The film is supposed to be a cliche busting masterpiece some say, but whether or not the movie will get people in seats is definitely a hard thing to predict. So far, the film really doesn’t have much marketing, and it’s only gaining internet buzz. Then again, the film opens on an April date that really doesn’t have too much to look forward to, so there’s a chance it could sneak in a box office win.
The Cabin in The Woods opens April 13th.