Yesterday, there were updates on two Lionsgate projects. First it was revealed that Lionsgate had picked up MGM’s The Cabin in the Woods for distribution. That was followed by the news that Dibbuk Box (AKA the “Untitled Sam Raimi Horror Project”) was going to be moved back from October 28 to January 6, 2012.
Industry insiders have now revealed to ShockTillYouDrop.com that this move was most likely made so that The Cabin in the Woods, directed by Drew Goddard and written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, can take that October 28 slot. The film, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford and Brian White, is a spin on the ol’ “cabin in the woods” scenario where a bunch of kids head out into a forest and creepy stuff goes down.
Directed by Ole Bornedal and produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Dibbuk Box is a fictional retelling of Los Angeles Times writer Leslie Gornstein’s article “Jinx in a Box” about an antique wooden box purchased on eBay which reportedly had been brought to America by a Holocaust survivor after World War II. The box, supposedly containing an evil spirit, brought devastating effects to a series of buyers. Inspired by these real events, the film centers around a cursed relic containing mysterious familial tokens that is mistakenly purchased and its new owner must solve its mystery to save her own family. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick star.