First ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Clip and ‘Prometheus’ TV Spots

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cabin woods clip prometheus tv spot First Cabin in the Woods Clip and Prometheus TV Spots

Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard and The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon aim to turn the horror genre on its head with next month’s The Cabin in the Woods (which the two co-wrote together and Goddard directed), while Sir Ridley Scott returns to the world(s) he created in Alien with this summer movie season’s much buzzed-about Prometheus – and today, we have new footage from each film to share with you.

The delayed Cabin in the Woods features a cast of attractive young people that includes Chris Hemsworth in his pre-Thor days, alongside such folk as Fran Kranz (Dollhouse), Anna Hutchinson (Go Girls), Kristen Connolly (As the World Turns), and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as an unsuspecting group of friends who head out to an isolated cabin in the woods for some fun. Once there, they encounter a nightmarish threat beyond even their wildest imagination.

Have a look at the first clip unveiled from The Cabin in the Woods:




What started out as a straightforward 3D prequel to Alien eventually evolved into a more stand-alone film set in that same universe, after Ridley Scott recruited screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost) to help incorporate more lofty notions about humanity’s place in the universe. The final result of those efforts is Prometheus, an enigmatic mix of sci-fi and horror genre elements – with some mythological allegory mixed in for good measure – that revolves around a team of futuristic space explorers who seek out an answer to the riddle of humankind’s existence… with horrifying results.

In case you missed it earlier this week – we’ve included the first Prometheus TV spot here, along with the second (which includes new footage):




Goddard and Whedon look to offer a clever post-modern deconstruction of familiar horror tropes with Cabin in the Woods, which so far recalls their work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in spirit. Similarly, Scott now has the benefit of a contemporary blockbuster budget and more than thirty years of extra experience to recreate the disturbing atmosphere of Alien in Prometheus – while also branching out further into the realm of sci-fi/horror than anyone has before. Suffice it to say, both films are worth keeping an eye out for.

The Cabin in the Woods opens in theaters around the U.S. on April 13th, 2012.

Prometheus will arrive in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) later this year on June 8th.


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  1. The “acting” in the ‘Cabin in the Woods’ clip was atrocious, lol.

    • I know, right?! lol. Maybe they did that on purpose? Well anyway, I’m interested in seeing how Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson handle American accents.

      • Chris’ accent seemed fine in Star Trek.

      • Also, I think the bad acting was on purpose. In the trailer it seemed like they were being controlled to a degree…

  2. Looking forward to both of these films

  3. technically speaking, Prometheus comes out later this Spring. June 8th isn’t summer yet.

    I’m VERY much looking forward to Prometheus. I haven’t been looking forward to a film this much in a LONG time. Possibly not since Aliens.

    • True, that. I changed it up so it’s now clear I mean summer movie season. 8-)

  4. I’m totally looking forward to Cabin in the Woods.

  5. Unless I am reading into something wrong, was Cabin In the Woods done before Thor? If so what was the hold-up in releasing it, was it a quality issue or a lack of faith from someone in the studio?

    • Cabin was delayed, first, because MGM had financial problems and second, to get 3D conversion.

      • Having money problems and then wasting money converting a movie to 3-D seems kind of counter-productive. Hope the dice roll pays off….

        • if memory serves me, it was first delayed for 3D conversion, then while that was happening the studio went into financial difficulty.

  6. does any one think that Cabin in the woods clip is some what similar to a scene in Evil Dead.

  7. –Endless, and pointless, routine PC predictive programming for
    the capstone EUGENICS agenda.

    SCOTT continues to BALK and RUN from the REAL angles and REAL issues
    of our time —-and ALLLLLL TIME.

  8. cabin in the woods is meant to look and sound like a stupid horro whilst at the same time being one, that’s the whole point – it makes fun of the genre whilst being something different as well (the twist with the scientists is pretty cool imo).

    P.S i didn’t spoil anything b/c the scientists thing is in the trailer and anyone with a brain can come up with that conclusion so dont cry about it.

    btw isnt this already out in the US, ign did a review on it like a month ago… weird

    • It only premiered at a film festival in Texas. It will be released to all cinemas next month.

  9. I was bored last night so I did a Alien/Aliens mini marathon. It’s been a while since I’ve seen both so it was good to brush up before seeing Prometheus.
    Over the past 2 weeks Prometheus has become my most anticipated film of the year. Don’t get my wrong I’ll be at The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman and, The Hobbit opening day but my with every trailer or viral video that’s come out my level of intrigue grows.
    Kudos to Fox for one of the most amazing promotional campaigns that I can remember.