After being in limbo for a few years due to a series of pushbacks, shelvings, and studio switching, ‘The Cabin In The Woods’ from the team of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard premiered in April of 2012. Despite becoming a modest box office draw, it quickly became a fan favorite and a cult classic due to the meta commentary on the horror genre. And now as with most moderately successful horror movies, the studio appears to be interested in a sequel.
While speaking to Den of Geek during the press tour for ‘The Martian’, Drew Goddard revealed that Lionsgate wants to pursue a sequel for ‘The Cabin In The Woods’. For those who saw the movie, it’s a bit difficult to imagine future stories from that world; however, the co-writer and director of the original movie doesn’t really rule out a possible continuation:
“The funny part is, I don’t think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know? But that being said, the fun thing about ‘Cabin’ is, the rules are pretty crazy. We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So, I’m sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to. I know Joss and I both feel like we don’t want to tarnish what we did with the first one. With a sequel, we’d only do it if it made us laugh hard enough, I suppose.”
The duo definitely explored a number of horror tropes in their film and turned them on their heads. Although, there are certainly areas of those types of movies that they haven’t explored yet and some of them could be quite laughable, especially ones that are prominent in sequels. Also, the original movie mentioned a number of other locations around the world, so it’s possible that Goddard and Whedon could show us what happens at one of those places. But regardless of what sort of content the sequel contains (if it comes to fruition at all), hopefully the studio is willing to wait and see what the two creative forces behind the original come up with rather than passing the project on to other filmmakers.
Would you want to see a sequel to ‘The Cabin In The Woods’? Do you think it’s even possible to capture that same magic again? Sound off in the comments below.