Cabin in the Woods PosterIn the can since '09, but finally beginning to see the light of day with a poster released last week and a trailer today, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods looks to finally be making its way to reality. You can check out both the poster and the trailer below, thanks to Yahoo! Movies.

The film, co-written by Whedon and Cloverfield writer Goddard stars a young Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, and Richard Jenkins and is about a group of kids that, while looking for a quiet retreat in the woods at a lonely cabin, discovers something so massive and horrific they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out.

There's a high potential failure factor here as all the rote pieces of cheesy cabin in the woods thrillers are present - things like lost teenagers played by mostly unknown actors asking for directions at a lonely dilapidated gas station, bear traps, the supernatural, stuck elevators (WTF?), cheesy one-liners, etc. But if done right with the correct amounts of humor, gore, nudity and originality, there's also the potential for the film to score big. With Whedon involved, let's keep outré fingers crossed for the latter.

The Cabin in the Woods will represent the feature directorial debut of Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and is scheduled for a theatrical release on April 13th of 2012.



Cabin in the Woods Poster