It seems that all MGM related productions have struck out as of late, with the studio’s financial situation and failed sale impacting on already several films. First it was reported that they would be canceling a 23rd Bond film, then It was The Hobbit — who even before losing its director (del Toro) still hadn’t been given the green light. Its a little disappointing to see such a track record strong studio such as MGM falling from its high horse, and now Joss Whedon is another director struck by the studios downfall.
Whedon’s Cabin In The Woods was set up at MGM, written and (planned to be) produced by himself and was due to kick off production around about now — but according to THR Cabin In The Woods, along with Red Dawn may be pushed to later dates due to the studios…..brokeness.
Cabin was set for a January, 2011 but now with doubt as to getting the film made rises we can look for a much later release date — along with Red Dawn and The Hobbit who are both getting extremely close to development hell.
Although MGM executives are seeing progress towards their debt with a change in management helping along to get the Lion out of the trenches. But I have to say that stopping films from getting made is the wrong way about getting money, and now more than ever some potentially great films are at stake here — so all I’m saying is get it sorted and get back to making movies. As always stay tuned for more info as it comes.