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Alias. Lost. Fringe. Mission Impossible 3. Cloverfield. Star Trek. All in all, writer/director/producer JJ Abrams had a pretty sweet decade. That’s why we at Entertainment Weekly named him one of the Entertainers of the Decade in our Best of the Decade issue, on stands now. In particular, 2009 was a peak year for the 43-year-old Abrams thanks to Star Trek, a global box-office smash that revitalized a lagging pop culture franchise. Abrams — an unabashed Star Wars guy — had been a Trek shrugger himself, but fell in love with the world the more he worked on it. “I didn’t »
- Jeff Jensen
Slated for a January 14, 2011 release date Cabin in the Woods already has a movie poster and cast list. This MGM production was written by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Kristen Connolly to star. To add 3-D to an already horrifying story, Cabin in the Woods will not be released for some time now. Have a look at the full announced cast until a synopsis comes this way.
Release Date: 2011.
Director: Drew Goddard.
-Drew Goddard's directorial debut.
-Originally had an October '09, 2010 theatrical release but it was pushed back to support the 3-D format.
- Michael Ross Allen
The Producers Guild of America will honor Joss Whedon with its 2010 Vanguard Award at the 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony January 24 at the Hollywood Palladium according to The Hollywood Reporter. The creative force behind the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Angel , Firefly and Dollhouse , his next feature will be The Cabin in the Woods , a horror-genre riff he co-wrote with Drew Goddard that MGM will release on January 14, 2011 in 3D. (Check out some teaser posters at our previous news post here .) "Joss Whedon has mastered the art of melding the newest technology with inspired storytelling, truly exemplifying the spirit of the Vanguard Award," said David Friendly and Laurence Mark, co-chairs of the PGA Awards. "This is an honor I didn't expect »
Joss Whedon has done so much more than just work in the TV and film industry. He's created entire meticulous universes for his characters and fans to explore, and that's no easy task. Thankfully the man is about to get his due.
Variety reports that The Producers Guild of America has selected Joss Whedon as the recipient of its Vanguard Award, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology.
Whedon is a producer, writer, director, and creator for TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly," and "Dollhouse" with film scripts including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Alien Resurrection and Titan A.E. He's penned the comic book series Fray and created and produced Internet series "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog."
His next feature Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote with Drew Goddard, is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be released sometime in 2011 by MGM. Given the studio's recent financial problems, »
- Uncle Creepy
The Producers Guild of America will honor Joss Whedon with its 2010 Vanguard Award at the 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony January 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.
The creative force behind the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Firefly" and "Dollhouse," Whedon has also written screenplays for the features "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Toy Story," "Atlantis: the Lost Empire," "Alien: Resurrection," "Titan A.E." and "Serenity."
"Joss Whedon has mastered the art of melding the newest technology with inspired storytelling, truly exemplifying the spirit of the Vanguard Award," said David Friendly and Laurence Mark, co-chairs of the PGA Awards.
"This is an honor I didn't expect and probably don't deserve," said Whedon. "The truth is, I've never actually guarded a van. But I am a super-total visionary, so that fits. I'm ready »
- By Jay A. Fernandez
Can you remember back to July 3rd, 2007? You were probably sitting in a theater, and some random trailer started playing that had footage from a surprise birthday party for some guy named Rob. That was the start of Cloverfield. They hadn't even shot any real footage, it was a super secret project, and that first trailer captured everyone's interest. Jump ahead a few years and now J.J. Abrams is done with Star Trek. We don't yet know if he's directing the sequel and his go-to guys from Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, Drew Goddard) are both off doing other projects. So could he be working on another secret project? One called 500 Rads? Pajiba (via SlashFilm) claims to have some information regarding this secret project. "J.J. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot, are secretly developing a movie called 500 Rads." They go on to say the budget is supposedly around $25 »
- Alex Billington
UTA has promoted motion picture lit agent Julien Thuan to partner.
Thuan, who is the 21st person at UTA to currenly hold that title, reps a range of high-profile clients that include Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel, Rodney Rothman, Michael Schur, Drew Goddard, Gustin Nash & Jesse Cale Brad Copeland, Joshua Safran, Liz Tuccillo, Nick Kazan and Jessica Goldberg.
Thuan began his career at UTA in the mailroom and as a trainee before working his way up through the ranks. Motion picture lit chief David Kramer noted that Thuan "perfectly embodies our long-standing success in growing exceptional agents from our mailroom to our partnership."
Long story made short: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods has been pushed back a year by MGM. The original date for the horror comedy was Feburary 5, 2010. But now you'll be checking into this Cabin on April 15, 2011. Why? The reason after the jump. MGM reps have told our friends at Shock Till You Drop that "the early response to the film has been phenomenal and they're going to spend six months or so converting the picture to 3-D." Never mind the fact that audiences aren't nearly as into 3-D as studio chiefs (because the format can't be easily pirated), this is sure to piss off the legions of Whedon fans who feel let down by Dollhouse and want some »
With 3-D all the rage, MGM announced over the weekend that Joss Whedon’s original thriller, The Cabin in the Woods, will be delayed from February 5 2010 to January 14 2011 to allow it to be upgraded to a three-dimensional chiller.
According to Shock Til You Drop, the film, co-written and directed by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), will require six months for the conversion. The movie stars Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Richard Jenkins (Burn After Reading), Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek), and Whedon regulars Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) and Tom Lenk (Buffy) »
- Robert Greenberger
MGM Studios has decided to push back Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods by nearly a year. The horror film was set to open Feb. 5, 2010 but will now open Jan. 14, 2011. Don’t worry though, this scheduling adjustment is for good reasons instead of bad.
First off, the film has been testing very well with audiences. No surprise there, Joss Whedon wrote it. This in turn lead MGM to the second reason for the delay, spending six months converting The Cabin in the Woods to 3D. As an added bonus this puts the film on track to open during a four day weekend which could help ticket sales.
Given MGM’s recent struggles financially it’s good to hear they may have a hit on their hands. While delaying the film is not the best situation better for them to take the time and do The Cabin in the »
- Bob Starr
Word is now spreading that the Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard project, The Cabin in the Woods, is moving its release date from February, 2010 to January 11, 2011. Apparently, the folks at MGM think that the film could use a conversion to 3-D.
Fans will have to wait another year before they get a chance to see the hotly anticipated horror flick. The move is the first of its kind, at least when considering live action. Although it might be an afterthought, the people at MGM think that the conversion will pay off with higher ticket sales. The only other films to have gone through this type of 3-D operation are Pixar's recently re-released Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
MGM is taking a risk in delaying the release, as it will be the first post-production, already shot, live-action 3-D film conversion. The move is likely to be in response to the string »
Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and Firefly and all around fanboy favourite, has spent much of the past 6 months hard at work on Cabin In The Woods, a secretive horror project co-written by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard. Test screenings have been overwhelmingly positive, so MGM are doing what movie studios are prone to doing when faced with a home-run - they're delaying it by 11 months. Originally scheduled for release in February 2010, Cabin won't now be released until January 2011. Officially, the studio line is that they want...
- Dan Goodswen
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. »
- Ryan Gowland
From Saw to Chainsaw—We're smack dab in the middle of a 3-D renaissance right now, and for every exciting project like Avatar, there are party-poopers who are just using the technology as a fad to follow rather than a storytelling device. With the success of The Final Destination 3-D, we're now seeing horror movies lining up to jump out of the screen. Have a look at which are coming, and find out how being a screenwriter can get you out of sticky situations.
• I mentioned back in June how, not to be outdone by Tokyo's life-size Gundam, Kobe decided to build a life-size replica of Gigantor (better known there as Tetsujin 28-go). The 60-feet tall statue was finally completed last week, and unlike the life-size Gundam—which has now been dismantled—the life-size Gigantor is a permanent fixture in Kobe's Wakamatsu Park.
More photos from the Mainichi Daily News. »
- Arya Ponto
MGM has announced this afternoon that the Joss Whedon scripted high-concept horror/slasher "The Cabin In The Woods" has been bumped from it's planned February 2010 date and will now arrive in theaters on January 14, 2011. Another surprise is that they'll be turning the Drew Goddard ("Cloverfield") directed project 3-D for its release. The Cabin story line provides a new twist on a classic scenario -- in this case the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope. »
Not much is known about Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's pet horror project, The Cabin in the Woods, beyond a few snarky posters released at last summer's Comic-Con and a Feburary 5th, 2010 release date. Now, MGM is apparently so pleased with whatever the two are cooking up that they want to convert the already shot film to 3-D -- a process that has the release tentatively rescheduled for January 14th, 2011.
That's right, a full year's delay. Not the best of omens for any film. However, in the name of all that is silver lining, we turn to our trusted colleagues over at Chud and Hitfix for their thoughts. Devin was impressed by the footage he saw in a recent visit to the editing bay, while Drew claims that the script had potential to break out in however many dimensions. Neither has seen the finished film, of course, and both admit as much, »
- William Goss
Another drastic shift in the release schedule will shake up the early months of 2010. The Cabin in the Woods, the Joss Whedon-produced horror movie directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard will no longer be released on February 5th, but instead, MGM will move it...all the way to January 14, 2011.
You might wonder why the film would be delayed an entire year, and according to Shock Till You Drop, MGM is making the move to transfer the film to 3-D. The studio has apparently been encouraged by early reactions to the film, so clearly the thing to do is wait a year to release it and turn a movie that wasn't made to be 3-D into a 3-D frightfest.
I don't know why you'd choose first quarter 2011 even if you're going to upgrade it to 3-D; by the studio's own admission, it's a six-month process. So why not take a »
- Colin Boyd
Word has been trickling out about the Joss Whedon/Drew Goddard co-written project Cabin in the Woods for some time now, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't getting psyched for the film's release this February (on my birthday, no less!). Now according to our friends over at ShockTillYouDrop, we'll have to wait a lot longer to see the finished product: Word is that the film, which is also being directed by Goddard, is being delayed until January 11, 2011 while MGM converts it to 3-D. Apparently, it's not a punishing delay---mgm reports that it's actually tracking quite well---but for some reason they've deemed a 3-D conversion necessary. I suppose with the box office success of recent 3-D horror films like My Bloody Valentine 3-D and The Final Destination, not to mention animated features like Monsters vs. Aliens and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, studios are beginning to see »
- Devindra Hardawar
If you were waiting with baited breath for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s Cabin In The Woods, you’re just going to have to wait a little bit longer. It appears the almighty dollar has won out. Shock Till You Drop is reporting that the horror film, initially set to scare its way into theaters on February 5th, 2010, has been pushed back nearly a full year to January 14th, 2011. The reason? According to MGM reps, early buzz on the film has been phenomenal, and the studio wants the time to convert the film over to 3-D.
Now, it is no surprise how I feel about films that are transferred over to 3-D after the fact. It’s one thing to have a film like Avatar that was born and bred to play via the latest, state-of-the-art format of 3-D. It’s another thing entirely to take an already established »
Didn't see this coming! A few sites, including Styd and Collider, are reporting (with confirmation from MGM) that Joss Whedon's new horror movie Cabin in the Woods has been delayed an entire year. It was originally set for release on February 5th, 2010 next year but has been pushed back to January 14th, 2011. Why? Well apparently the "early response to the film has been phenomenal and they're going to spend six months or so converting the picture to 3-D." While that's all good, I also think MGM is trying to rollover their marketing budget on this movie to 2011, because they're not doing too well financially at the moment. Cabin in the Woods is the very secretive horror project written by "Firefly" and "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard. Some posters for the movie first popped up at Comic-Con this year and we've heard bits »
- Alex Billington
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