One of the last remaining victims of MGM’s recent bankruptcy, Joss Whedon’s The Cabin In The Woods may finally see release thanks to Lionsgate, who’s stepping in to rescue the foundling film and give it a nice new foster home. And as it turns out, the delay could actually end up being something of an asset: Although the film features plenty of fine actors—including Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Whedonverse alumni Amy Acker, Tom Lenk, and Fran Kranz—its biggest selling point may turn out to be Chris Hemsworth, who was cast long before he became Thor. In fact, it was his work on Cabin In The Woods that got him the part after Whedon recommended him—and now they’re reuniting on The Avengers. Wheels within wheels within Whedons.
No word yet on when the film will actually see release (though Deadline speculates that it will likely be October) or whether it’s already gone through the 3-D conversion process that Whedon said he and co-writer Drew Goddard were less than thrilled about at Comic-Con, but you can at least take solace in knowing that the film is no longer crouching soot-faced and malnourished in the corner of MGM’s gutted apartment as the studio continues to get its act together.