By Jacob Combs | Thompson on Hollywood December 12, 2011 at 3:56PM
The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse at the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline.
Whedon co-wrote the film with "Cloverfield" writer Drew Goddard, who directs. The picture, originally scheduled for early 2010 release, had been in MGM limbo since it was shot back in 2009. The restructured company is taking it out to theaters next April via Lionsgate.
The trailer looks like vintage Whedon: mysterious government men in suits speak cryptic lines like, "The lambs have passed through the gate. They have come to the killing floor." The horror flick looks both scary and self-referentially ironic.