Lionsgate are close to acquiring the distribution rights to MGM’s long-delayed irreverent horror film Cabin in the Woods.

Written and directed by Cloverfield producer Drew Goddard, with a little assistance from Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods stars Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Fran Kranz, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison and Amy Acker.

A twisted and unusual take on the familiar “cabin in the woods” formula.

Cabin in the Woods was originally set to be released in October 2009, but was delayed so it could be converted into 3D. Then, MGM went into financial meltdown, and Cabin in the Woods was shelved indefinitely

But, assuming Lionsgate are successful in their acquisition bid, Cabin in the Woods could be released before the end of the year. That’s the dream, anyway.

Source: Deadline