Dave Bautista is in negotiations to join the upcoming film adaptation of the classic TV series Fantasy Island. He will join Michael Peña, who is talking on the role of the iconic character Mr. Roarke. The movie is described as being a “tonal mix of Westworld meets The Cabin in the Woods, centering on a group of contest winners who arrive at an island hotel to live out their dreams, only to find themselves trapped in nightmare scenarios. “ If the deal closes, Bautista will play “a former guest who is still on the island against his will and who wants to expose Roarke and the island’s magical secrets.” This could actually make for a good movie! The studio is bring together a solid cast and it’s being directed by Jeff Wadlow. He previously directed Truth or Dare for Blumhouse, which is the studio producing Fantasy Island. Blumhouse has been having a great run with horror movies the past few years and from the sound of it, … [Read more...] about Dave Bautista To Join FANTASY ISLAND which is Described as WESTWORLD Meets THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
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x 2011’s The Cabin in the Woods is often ranked up there with the best comedy-horrors for its Scream-like deconstructive take on the tropes of the genre. Despite its critical acclaim and cult popularity, however, there’s never been a follow-up to it in the years since, even though it’s been known that the filmmakers were interested in making a sequel. While speaking to Fandango, director Drew Goddard revealed the reason why there hasn’t been a Cabin in the Woods 2 as yet. And it isn’t just a lack of free time, as Goddard has gone on to be involved with such movies as The Martian and the upcoming X-Force and screenwriter Joss Whedon is… well, Joss Whedon. It’s actually for the reason that they could never find a good enough story to make a second movie purposeful. “We had some crazy ideas but Joss [Whedon] and I both felt strongly that we didn’t want to do it just to do it. Right? I’m … [Read more...] about The Cabin In The Woods Director Explains Why There Was No Sequel
55 seconds ago The following story contains massive spoilers about the ENDING of The Cabin in the Woods. Stop reading now if you haven't yet seen the movie, and seriously, go see that movie! Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods doesn't really lend itself to sequels. Spinoffs, maybe. But by the end of the film, the massive experiment being conducted in a secret laboratory that's meant to appease the gods with sacrifices has failed. And the gods are rising. Still, sequels are the norm in horror franchises, and the death of the leads usually doesn't matter (think how many times Jason or Freddy have been killed on screen, and they just keep coming back). But when asked about a Cabin in the Woods sequel, Goddard shot the notion down, explaining: Drew Goddard is out promoting his new movie, Bad Times at the El Royale, an unconventional crime noir centered around a handful of fascinating and mysterious characters. And El Royale is EXACTLY the type of original and fresh-voiced … [Read more...] about Why The Cabin In The Woods 2 Hasn’t Happened
To everyone who saw Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's horror satire The Cabin in the Woods last year and immediately thought, "That's where I want to go on vacation," here's some good news for you: Come September, you can make that ghoulish dream come true -- and it won't even end in your grisly, gory death (Well, as far as we know). In an example of life imitating art that was, itself, imitating art, both the cabin and the subterranean base unleashing B-movie hell on its inhabitants are going to be recreated as part of Universal Orlando's annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration this fall. But don't worry: Visitors to this particular cabin will be on the side of the guys in charge of the whole shebang. According to reports, The Cabin in The Woods attraction will include a storyline co-written by Goddard in which the larger mythology and background of the organization based underneath the cabin will be revealed, via Lost-like induction films to new recruits (i.e., the attraction's … [Read more...] about ‘Cabin in The Woods’ to Become Theme Park Attraction
It's been five years since Drew Goddard's directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, co-written with embattled geek idol Joss Whedon, opened in theaters to astronomical praise from critics, anchored by a deluge of reviews making the same claim: that the film was a game-changer, the kind of once-in-an-era piece of genre cinema capable of rewriting the rules of its classification. Maybe half a decade is too small a sample size for bearing out the truth of hyperbole, but lo and behold, the game remains mostly the same. We're still making schlocky horror movies; we're still setting a handful of those movies in cabins located way out in the woods, honoring one of horror's classic setups via repetition. So it goes. What has changed since 2012 is pop culture's attitude toward horror. You could call it a matter of tastes changing, perhaps, or you could say that The Cabin in the Woods, out in digital 4K for the first time Tuesday, made such a profound statement about the mechanics of the horror … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Change the Horror Genre?