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Lionsgate checks into The Cabin In The Woods with plans to distribute

04.28.2011by: Jake Dee

Finally, some damn residents...

After a year and half of sitting on the shelf, Lionsgate is now in line to distribute Drew Goddard's horror yarn THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. The studio is currently making a deal with MGM to do so.

While some may think Lionsgate's move is one to capitalize on the increasing popularity of CABIN star Chris Hemsworth, who also plays the titular lead in THOR, the supporting cast and fact Joss Whedon co-wrote the film may have a lot more to do with it. Of course, Whedon and Hemsworth will reunite on THE AVENGERS, in which the latter will reprise his role as sword-swinging blondie.

Now, I'm sure this news comes as just as much relief to us fans as the producers of the film. Remember, just two weeks ago we saw a funny little series of posters that addressed the release woes of CABIN IN THE WOODS. Thing is, we still have no legitimate date.

Also starring Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Brian White, and Amy Acker (below) - "The Cabin in the Woods" storyline provides a new twist on a classic scenario -- in this case the young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope.

Stay tuned for a release date from Lionsgate soon.

Extra Tidbit: Are you surprised it's taken this long for THE CABIN IN THE WOODS to find distribution?
Source: Deadline



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