MGM acquires and greenlights Cabin In The Woods

Mumbai: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) has acquired and green lit the Cabin In The Woods, written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, on which Goddard will also make his directorial debut and Whedon will produce. The project is the studio’s first movie to get the green light from MGM Worldwide Motion Picture Group chairman Mary Parent, who is aggressively rebuilding MGM’s theatrical production and marketing divisions.

Parent said, "We couldn’t be more excited to green light our first film with Joss and Drew and for Drew to be making his directorial debut at MGM. Not surprisingly, Cabin is one of the most original and clever scripts I have ever read. It’s a visceral thrill ride and I’ll leave it at that."

"This couldn’t have turned out better for me," said Whedon. "I’m goofy with the love for this script and with Drew at the helm and Mary at the … other part of the helm … it’ll be great! Mary has been a terrific collaborator and mentor, and for her to respond so passionately — and decisively — to our project means a great deal. The new MGM is the perfect place for Drew to do the kind of work I know he can do except for when I’m subtly sabotaging him because I’m jealous of his talent and height."

Goddard added, "Honestly, this is a dream come true for me. I get to work with Mary and everyone at MGM, who have shown us nothing but love and support from page one. And I get to keep working with Joss, which is nice ’cause he’s the best writer I’ve ever met and as a producer he gets discounts at local ethnic eateries around town."

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