Actress Amy Acker and director Joss Whedon are far from strangers — the two have collaborated on a range of projects from television shows like Angel and Dollhouse, to movies such as Much Ado About Nothing and The Cabin in the Woods.
It was just over a month ago that Avengers director Joss Whedon, 48, revealed that he would create, write and (probably) direct new television pilot S.H.I.E.L.D., which was purchased by ABC, but the hardworking writer and director already has his character sketches worked out for the television project about the top-secret peacekeeping organization.
The Cabin in the Woods is not a scary movie; it's a thousand scary movies (at least), all rolled into one kick-ass extravaganza that resurrects the horror genre just long enough to send it whimpering back to its grave.
When MGM, the studio behind Cabin in the Woods, went bankrupt, the future of the buzzworthy horror flick was uncertain, but producer Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) never doubted that it was going to scare the socks off millions of moviegoers.
When describing ABC’s new hour long mystery drama Happy Town people have been quick to list other shows and movies that it reminds them of. The work of David Lynch has been a popular choice, with both his TV show Twin Peaks and his film Blue Velvet (because both starred a small town with a multitude of dark secrets) getting shout outs.
After the criminally mismanaged debacle over Joss Whedon’s Firelfy, the mere fact that Whedon would even entertain the notion of producing another series under the Fox banner, let alone sitting down and making it happen, speaks to just how much television has changed in only a few short years.