Venkman here with some news about what Joss Whedon is up to these days regarding his film work. I have always liked the stuff that Joss has put together 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Firefly' were a couple of fantastic TV shows. I really liked his movie 'Serenity' and it would have been cool to see what he could have done with a bigger budget, but even without the big budget the movie was awesome!
Joss Whedon talk with MTV about his upcoming film project 'Into the Woods' this is the first time I had heard he was working on a movie like this but here are a few details for you:
"Whedon moved on to a new movie project, which he co-wrote with "Buffy" alum and "Cloverfield" scribe Drew Goddard. "It's genius, it's funny," Goddard said. "It's got a harder and darker edge, but it's also got classic Whedon qualities. It'll rip your heart out and be heartfelt at the same time... There's a reason the title is so straightforward," Goddard teased. "It's its own sub-genre, the cabin in the woods, and this is sort of our take on it. It's fresh and new."
Whedon, who said the pair are close to going out with the project, is also wearing a producer's hat on this one; he said doing double duty is "very hard." "Writing is like a cave," he explained. "You have to go very far down, and you have to have time to get down there and come back up. But producing, that means you're involved with everything. Right now, that has more to do with very preliminary stuff, budgeting and whatnot, but it's still another thing on the list that keeps you having enough time to get into your artistic head." Don't worry, Goddard assures us, it'll be worth the wait. "That man is a genre all to himself," he said. "He's comedy, horror, drama, all at once, and you'll never be able to classify it as one thing. What do you call it? At the end of the day, it's Joss."
So it looks like they are going to reinvent the old cabin in the woods genre. Well I gotta say I wasn't expecting that. I should be interesting to see what comes out of all this. They say it is "fresh and new" but what does that really mean? I can go to a restaurant and order the same meal everytime I go out to eat, and everytime that same order comes out "fresh and new" the thing is its the same meal everytime. I guess what I'm trying to say is we are going to get another movie about a cabin in the woods, but this time it may have a different kind of seasoning.
I have always enjoyed Joss Whedon's projects so its something to look forward to. If nothing else it will be a fun little horror movie that takes place at a cabin in the woods, and it will "rip your heart out and be heartfelt at the same time..." Hmmm, thats sounds like some sadistic girlfirend trying to break up with you in a nice way.