Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard & Lionsgate Get $10M ‘Cabin In The Woods’ Suit Tossed

The potential legal horror story is over for The Avengers director, The Martian screenwriter and the studio – and even the Ancient Ones are probably pleased. A federal judge has dismissed the copyright case against producer and co-writer Joss Whedon, director and co-writer Drew Goddard and Lionsgate over the 2012 horror pic The Cabin in the Woods.

“The works may both have a core theme of horror, but Cabin’s core of horror is spliced with heavy amounts of comedy and parody,” said Judge Otis Wright II in his September 11 order tossing out novelist Peter Gallagher’s nearly 5-month old case (read it here). The self published novelist had claimed that his The Little White Trip: A Night in the Pines was lifted by Whedon, Goddard and the other defendants for their successful movie.

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Spiewie 1544d ago

Cabin In The Woods was pretty lame in my opinion. Rated so well but I wasn't really shocked by any of the scenes. Senseless blood and violence no real hook to the movie.