Drew Goddard‘s “Cabin In The Woods” had a bumpy ride to the big screen. Delayed from release thanks to MGM‘s near bankruptcy a few years back, Lionsgate rescued the tongue-in-cheek horror movie and released into theaters, where it did solid, but not spectacular business. Everyone figured it would live on as a cult favorite and we’d never really hear anything about it again, but surprisingly, it seems the studio wants more.
Chatting with Den Of Geek, Goddard revealed that Lionsgate is keen on the notion of a followup. “…the studio wants to do it. They’ve come to us,” he said.
The movie, which deconstructs the tropes of the cabin-in-the-woods thrillers, before going for a balls out, gonzo finale, by its very concept doesn’t seem like one that would organically conjure a sequel, though if the folks behind “Scream” could it, I suppose nothing is out of the question. And I assume that’s what Lionsgate is hoping for, to turn “Cabin In The Woods” into some kind of franchise. But for now, Goddard admits he doesn’t have any story ideas, but he doesn’t rule it out either.
“There’s nothing in the hopper right now, but who knows? The way [co-writer] Joss [Whedon] and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, ‘let’s go do that’, or whatever,” he said.
So, chalk this up as a maybe/possibly thing that might happen down the line. But do you want to see “Cabin In The Woods 2“? Let us know below.