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In just over a month, The Cabin in the Woods went from being a big question mark to a very lively PR rollout. The Joss Whedon-produced, Drew Goddard-directed film, co-written by both men and distributed by Lionsgate, first got a puzzling poster in early December followed a few days later by the first trailer. Now you can add the very first movie still to the ever-growing list of PR material.
While the trailer gave plenty of looks at what might really be going on in the movie — five friends head to an old cabin with seemingly supernatural elements being orchestrated by people in a control room — this shot basically just shows stars Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly looking wary inside the cabin.
It looks like Whedon and Goddard really embraced their tag line “If you think you know this story, think again” by showing enough to intrigue but not enough to give too much away. The movie’s website doesn’t offer too many other details, although there is another cast shot. We don’t expect to find out too many more details before the film’s release, but you might want to keep an eye on the Twitter hashtag #discoverthesecret as it’s the one the official site is pushing.
The Cabin in the Woods open April 13.