Two great pieces of news this morning! #1: Joss Whedon's THE CABIN IN THE WOODS has finally got a release date - it's a long way out, but it's out there! How does Friday, April 13th, 2012 sound to you? I was personally hoping for the October release date that was rumored, but man, either way I can't wait for this one - this is the flick that has sat on Lionsgate's shelf for eons, but now it's finally getting it's chance to go crazy in the woods on our sick and twisted minds. Yeeehaaah! It's about d@mn time, Lionsgate!
The other great piece of news is that the remake of John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK has been deep-sixed by New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers! This is great news for us fans of the original Snake Plissken movies who only want to see Kurt Russell in the role of the one-eyed anti-hero. Keep in mind though that the rights have lapsed from these two studios, but that doesn't mean another studio won't snatch it up and try to make it happen. Let's keep our fingers crossed that short of an original Snack flick (ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, maybe? John Carpenter - are you listening?) we don't need or want another remake of a beloved classic!