I’ve heard some outrageous hyperbole about Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods script. Some of it from people I trust implicitly; others not so much. Knowing what I do about the script — which I won’t reveal here, to play along with Whedon and director Drew Goddard’s desire to keep the stuff quiet — I’m not sure it’s going to be as big a deal as some would imply, but I remain curious. And I know that changes have been made to the script, so…

Now we’ve got the names of the kids who’ll be put through some sort of hell in Whedon’s cabin. Already in the cast were Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. Now they’ve been joined by Revolutionary Road‘s Kristen
Connolly and Star Trek‘s Chris Hemsworth as well as Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Jesse

Whedon said of the new kids: “Finding this ensemble has been very hard and very rewarding. Each of the ‘kids’ is unique, fascinating and
talented, and like true friends, the group is more than the sum of
its parts. These are people you care about, able to go toe to toe
with the amazing actors we’ve corralled thus far, and not unpretty
in the bargain. I can’t wait to harm them.”

The film is already shooting, though the October release date has been pushed back to February 5, 2010.