Lionsgate Wants a ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Sequel
I don’t know how you could make a sequel to The Cabin in the Woods. But apparently a second Cabin (2 Cabin 2 Woods?) is possible anyway, at least if the film’s distributor, Lionsgate, gets its way.
That’s according to Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer Drew Goddard, who’s currently out working the publicity circuit to promote The Martian, which he wrote for director Ridley Scott. When asked by Den of Geek whether there was any chance of seeing another cabin in more woods, this he what he had to say:
The studio wants to do it. They’ve come to us. The funny part is, I don’t think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know?
That much is evident to anyone who has ever seen the movie, where a bunch of kids fight for survival in the titular domicile while unseen forces conspire against them, spilling their blood as a sacrifice meant of appease the whims of an ancient god. At the end of the movie (SPOILER ALERT), the survivors decide that if their deaths are required to save the rest of humanity, then humanity doesn’t deserve to survive, waking the aforementioned ancient god who rises again to destroy the entire world. It’s a fabulous ending — except for anyone who has to try to figure out a way to continue that story.
Goddard wasn’t fazed by the challenge, though, adding that “the fun thing about Cabin is, the rules are pretty crazy. We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So, I'm sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to.” (A Cabin prequel would make more sense; even if that story’s ending would never be in doubt, you could make a fun movie about a different batch of bureaucrats hassling a different batch of teenagers, maybe even with a deadly merman.)
At the moment, Goddard claimed he’s not inspired to figure things out. But he didn’t deny that it could happen some day. “There's nothing in the hopper right now,” he said. “But who knows? The way Joss and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, ‘Let's go do that.’” As a huge fan of the original, I hope tomorrow comes before the next time the Ancient Ones demand a new blood sacrifice.