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Joss Whedon is now working with Tom Cruise. Horrors? Yes!

Joss Whedon is now working with Tom Cruise. Horrors? Yes!

Here's something you don't see every day: Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon sitting down with Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise to talk about horror movies.

But that's just what happened, Whedon told SCI FI Wire in an exclusive interview.

Whedon, who wrote the upcoming horror movie Cabin in the Woods with former Buffy writer Drew Goddard, met with Cruise as head of United Artists, since MGM owns a majority stake in UA and the film was developed with MGM.

"We met with him to hear his suggestions, sort of his take on it," Whedon said in a Dec. 6 interview in Los Angeles. "But it was already sort of in the pipeline when they bought it; that was the idea. We're in preproduction. We start shooting in March, so the train has left the station, and so we're just sort of, well, we're filling up the train." The movie was shepherded by Mary Parent, chairman, worldwide motion picture group, at MGM; she was an advocate of Whedon's back when she was at Universal Pictures, which produced Whedon's Serenity.

Goddard will helm the movie, which Whedon has previously said will be the horror movie to end all horror movies. Look for casting news soon.

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By b!X at 3:32 AM ON 01/07/09

"...met with Cruise as head of United Artists now that UA has taken over the MGM film as part of UA's takeover of the lion studio."

Erm, unless you're breaking news with that line, this is not accurate. MGM has a majority stake in UA. There's been no UA takeover of MGM.

By Mandy at 4:45 AM ON 01/07/09

Damn. I was kind of hoping this had to do with the rumours of last year that Tom Cruise was buying up the rights to Anne Rice's Tale of the body thief.

By Mandy at 4:47 AM ON 01/07/09

I was kind of hoping this had to do with the rumours of last year that Tom Cruise was buying up the rights to Anne Rice's Tale of the body thief. :-(

By elainecleo at 9:04 AM ON 01/07/09

I hope Cruise will NOT be in the movie, that would be a big turnoff to me. Need to get James Marsters to star and I am there for several shows and the DVD.

By Mykl at 10:36 AM ON 01/07/09

I would love to see this as a straight up horror movie and I am sure Whedon can and will deliver, but let's face it as long as the suits in charge let him deliver a horror movie in all it's R Rated glory.
Like or Hate Tom Cruise I think he will be able to help guys like Whedon, because he does do a good job in producing movies that stick to their director's or writer's original vision and he also does a great job producing movies that are true to their genres.


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