CABIN IN THE WOODS release date pushed back a year
Not much is known about Joss Whedon's delve into horror, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. It was co-written by Whedon and screenwriter Drew Goddard (LOST, CLOVERFIELD). It has an impressive cast, including Richard Jenkins and Chris Hemsworth. It is about a cabin. A cabin in the woods.
Despite this fact, the film has a good bit of buzz surrounding it. That most likely being due to the fact that it has Joss Whedon behind it, the man also responsible for such celebrated geek fare as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, FIREFLY, and SERENITY as well as DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-A-LONG BLOG. Let us also not forget that Whedon had a hand in the TOY STORY script.
Well, it would appear that THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is getting a little bit more time to gain buzz. A little bit being a whole year. The film's original release date was set at February 5, 2010, with it now being pushed to January 14, 2011. The reason apparently being that MGM has seen such a well-received response to the film that they are taking an extra 6 months to convert it to 3-D.
Let us break this down. Supposedly good film tests well for studio. Studio decides to hold supposedly good film. Supposedly good film gets the addition of 3-D so as to better what is already supposedly good. This may just be my over-active analysis at work here, but is 3-D not often used as a gimmick for bad horror films, in order to get people in the seats to see what would otherwise be considered a passable film? I guarantee that neither FINAL DESTINATION 3-D or MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D would have had half the box office they made, had it not been for the fact that they were...well, in 3-D.
I say, if CABIN IN THE WOODS is as good as MGM supposedly says it is, then let us see it. In the second dimension, that is!
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