Joss Whedon talks 'Cabin in the Woods,' possibility of a franchise (Video)
Joss Whedon says "The Cabin in the Woods" is "intelligent" and does not rule out the possibility of making a sequel.
Whedon, 47, is the co-writer of theg thriller film that has everybody buzzing. "The Cabin in the Woods" follows five friends who drive out to a remote cabin in the woods for vacation and encounter a number of mysterious circumstances.
"I would like to hear people say, 'I had an amazing time - oh wait, that movie was intelligent,'" Whedon told OnTheRedCarpet.com and other press outlets in a satellite interview. "I'd like them to realize that we have a thoughtful and very textured movie - but not realize it while they're watching it."
The writer and director talked about the possibility of a franchise, and explained why he doesn't focus on a sequel when he makes a film.
"Nobody's ever insulted by the idea of a franchise - that indicates a certain level of success," Whedon added. "But I'm also a firm believer in you tell a story, and the audience leaves feeling complete about that story, and they feel like they went through the journey and they don't go, as they so often do, "End of book one!" Instead of having a last chapter, this is a movie unto itself. I would love to make more."
Whedon is known for creating the hit 1990s television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and also recently directed and wrote the upcoming "Avengers" film. "Cabin in the Woods" was also co-written directed by Drew Goddard, who has written episodes of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Alias" and "Lost."
The movie was originally shot in 2009 but was delayed when the studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer filed for bankruptcy. It was sold to Lionsgate in 2011 and was released on Friday, April 13.
"The Cabin in the Woods" features "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth, "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, "Dollhouse" actor Fran Kranz and "As the World Turns" actress Kristen Connolly.
"I had this idea, and it seemed to make sense to me. Because I'm interested in horror, I love it so much," Whedon said. "I'm not sure that is a good thing. It just seemed like a logical thing for this movie to exist. It wasn't like it needs to be shaken up, it was like, "If I could make a horror movie, this is what I would do, and this is also what I'd do, and then when you think you're comfortable, I'm going to do this."
Check out the trailer for "The Cabin in the Woods" below.