OK, technically this first bit is more movie news than TV news, but it does involve two pretty big TV names, so go with me here. Joss Whedon is reuniting with Drew Goddard for a new movie called Cabin In The Woods. Buffy fans will recognize Goddard as one of the writers from Buffy and Angel. He followed that up with stints on Alias and Lost. The pair wrote the new script together and it will mark the directorial debut of Goddard. Whedon is set to produce.
As is so often the case, there are not a lot of details about the script. When asked, Goddard said, "It's got a harder and darker edge, but it's also got classic Whedon qualities." He went on to add, "There's a reason the title is so straightforward. It's its own sub-genre, the cabin in the woods, and this is sort of our take on it." The cabin in the woods is its own sub genre and, for me, calls to mind Eliza Dushku in Wrong Turn. A handy recollection, because they also talked a little TV. More on that, after the jump.
Who's the King of Comic-Con? Kevin Smith or Joss Whedon? Kevin may have pulled ahead with this afternoon's Heroes announcement, but Joss' fans come bearing gifts. Seriously. At least half the people asking questions had gifts to lay at the master's feet. Fortunately for us, Joss came equipped with a gift or two himself.
If you don't want one Buffy Season 8 spoiler, don't follow the jump.
The VH1/MTV monster has an interview up that took place before we learned that we won't be seeing what Joss had in store for Diana. They talk about what his plans were for Wonder Woman, the Buffy comic, Goners, and touch on the possibility of a Buffy movie. Whedon acknowledges that such a thing is doubtful, but adds never say never.
If that isn't enough Joss junk to fill your day, geekmonthly.com is smack dab in the middle of their four part interview with Whedon. You can read part 1 and part 2 now. The remaining installments will be along soon. They hit on lots of different points, including how his involvement with comics developed, why TV is better than movies for exploring the human condition, and the fact that Giant Dawn is his favorite thing. Good reading for fans.
Look for Goners, Wonder Woman, the Buffy and X-Men comics, and the possible future of Firefly to all factor into the conversation. I would expect that Veronica Mars just might come up as well, since Whedon once referred to it as "Best. Show. Ever." . And if this is too short notice for you, the show will be rebroadcast Tuesday at 1PM CST.
[ via whedonesque ]
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