Drew Goddard, the former showrunner for Netflix’s Daredevil series, has been very busy in recent days promoting the theatrical release of The Martian. Goddard wrote the screenplay for the film — based on Andy Weir’s debut novel — which was helmed by everyone’s favorite sci-fi movie nerd, Ridley Scott.
Goddard has had an interesting run in the industry, cutting his teeth as a writer on TV shows with huge fan followings like Buffy The Vampire Slayer and LOST. It was 2008’s Cloverfield that marked the scribe’s jump to the big-screen, and soon after came The Cabin in the Woods. He ended up co-writing the script with former Buffy boss Joss Whedon only to find the movie shelved for two years due to some behind-the-scenes turmoil at MGM.
It was Lionsgate that came to the Drew Goddard-directed film’s rescue, jumping in to pick up the distribution rights and, as Whedon was gearing up for the first Avengers movie to hit theaters, The Cabin in the Woods finally saw the light of day.
Released to major acclaim and decent box office returns, Goddard has confirmed in an interview with Den of Geek that the studio is now wanting a sequel by saying,”the studio wants to do it. They’ve come to us.” But, wait a minute, how would that even work? From the sound of things, Goddard doesn’t really know:
“The funny part is, I don’t think we planned that movie to do a sequel, you know?”
But that being said, the fun thing about Cabin is, the rules are pretty crazy. We get away with a lot of crazy stuff. So, I’m sure we could figure it out if we got inspired to. I know Joss and I both feel like we don’t want to tarnish what we did with the first one. With a sequel, we’d only do it if it made us laugh hard enough, I suppose.”
Sure, the concept of a sequel to Cabin does sound a bit intriguing, at least until you remember how the ending of that movie left no real room for another movie. That being said, though, Goddard makes a good point regarding the “crazy rules” featured throughout the film.
But again, I wonder, how the heck would that work!?
“Yeah, we don’t know. There’s nothing in the hopper right now, but who knows? The way Joss and I work, we might wake up tomorrow and go, ‘let’s go do that,’ or whatever.”
Not to damper anyone’s excitement, but I think he hit the nose on the “or whatever” scenario.
(Via Den Of Geek)