Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Looking Forward To...

The Cabin in the Woods
Release: April 13, 2012
Distributor: Lionsgate
Director: Drew Goddard
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins, Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, and Jesse Williams

This film has been in development for years and was actually supposed to come out nearly two years ago so it's been crazy to have this film be released finally and on Friday the 13th no less. Written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, it's a film about five friends who spend some time in a remote cabin in the woods and I'm assuming that's where all of the horror and hilarity will ensue. I honestly don't know anything else about the film than that and that is just the way I like it. Now as it is a horror film, I'm probably going to check it out when it comes out on DVD and not in theaters, but I still wanted to highlight the film because of Whedon's involvement and the great cast he and Goddard have compiled.

I've also got to give credit to the beautiful posters used to market the film. The big one at the top of this post is my favorite. It's obviously an homage to Escher, but I love its woodsy-vintage-comic-book hybrid feel. I especially like the subtle honeycomb pattern towards the bottom with the title treatment. I also liked the first poster of a Picasso-like cabin floating on air up against a foreboding background of the woods. The second one pretty much copies the first, but amusingly populates the cabin with the good reviews the film has been getting. Speaking of, as I write this, its Rotten Tomatoes rating is a very fresh 89%. Hm... maybe I will end up seeing this if only to fill up on my Whedon quota until The Avengers come out!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm a lot more intrigued about this film than I originally was. I just assumed it had no thought in it and was a rip on the Evil Dead.


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