Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s horror film ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ has been in limbo since 2010. MGM shot it in early 2009. It was slated for a February 2010 release, but it was pushed back to 2011 for post-conversion into 3D. Then it became a victim of MGM’s financial troubles and was shelved. After a while, Lionsgate acquired the rights to the movie, and now it’s set for an April 13, 2012 release date.

Before it makes it’s wide release in April, it will open the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on March 9th. Director Goddard and producer Whedon, who both co-wrote the film, will be on hand for a panel the next day to talk about all the craziness involved in getting this movie to a movie theater near you. Goddard is best known for ‘Cloverfield’ and beloved TV shows like ‘Lost’ and ‘Buffy’ and Whedon, of course, is responsible for creating ‘Firefly’, ‘Buffy’, ‘Angel’, and ‘Dollhouse’, as well as writing ‘Toy Story’ and directing the upcoming Marvel epic ‘The Avengers’.

To prepare for the premiere and upcoming release, a new one-minute trailer has been released. This new trailer looks like it gives away less than the first trailer that was released upon the acquisition by Lionsgate, but knowing Joss Whedon’s work, there’s sure to be more twists and turns in store.

‘The Cabin in the Woods’ stars Chris Hemsworth, back when he was only known as the guy who died in the beginning of ‘Star Trek’ rather than the mighty god of thunder, Thor, along with Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Amy Acker and Kristen Connolly. The story follows a group of five friends going on a quiet cabin retreat who scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom what might possibly be going on just as time quickly runs out.

So far, those who have had the opportunity to check out the film have been raving about it. While horror may not be a genre that I explore very often, I’m excited to check out the movie behind the hype.

Check out the new trailer for ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ below.