Having built a dollhouse-a rather large one-on one side of town, he's building something else in the form of a feature film project called The Cabin in the Woods. It will be co-written and produced by Joss while other writing and directorial duties will go to Drew Goddard, already a name known to fans of Buffy and Angel, but also one tied to Cloverfield, Alias and Lost. All we really know-besides the recent casting of Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing)-is that it is a horror movie and according to Whedon, "it's the horror movie to end all horror movies...literally." Thanks, Joss. Perhaps a little genre-deconstruction for good measure? When I think of a cabin in the woods, my mind immediately goes to the house in the Evil Dead movies and I would suspect the title is meant to evoke that being a horror movie. Oh, and there are teenagers in the film too. That, we do know.
A few days ago, a blog compiled the information and misinformation that has been revealed thus far from various sources in article format, although the results far from conclusive-which, to be honest is a little exciting. I like thinking that of all people, Whedon can keep a good secret, especially after reading the smirk-inducing quote of his below about The Cabin in the Woods.
In order to protect the story from spoilerization, we've been sending out our OWN misinformation, including fake sides for the actors, fake summaries, different names... So there's gonna be a lot of 'information' leaked that will lead to excited speculation about things you will not see. Sorry. But here's some stuff you CAN look forward to, my word on it: 1) A person will have an emotion. 2) Two people speaking, or "dialogue", may occur. 3) A bunch of different people will play the part of Bob Dylan. Hope that clears everything up. More updates soon!
The movie has a release of February 5th, 2010, although in just over a year, anything can change. But then again it's only a year away!