Most of us around these parts are big fans of Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods. Some of us are also fans of video games, so the recent revelation that Goddard’s film almost crossed over into the gaming world is pretty interesting. Too bad this never came to be.
Before MGM delayed Goddard and Joss Whedon’s film, there was serious discussion about bringing the full-on Cabin experience to gamers. Rather than go the risky route of releasing a standalone game (because games based on movies are almost universally awful), plans were afoot to release a Cabin-inspired expansion to the popular zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2. This is such a perfect idea that we’re genuinely bummed it fell apart.
This revelation came to light when Goddard recently participated in an Ask Me Anything event over at Reddit. Someone asked him about the “Easter egg” inclusion of some of L4D’s infected in the background of the film, which led to the big reveal about the game. Goddard then shared some minor details about how the crossover would have worked.
“The game was gonna be amazing. You were gonna be able to play in both the upstairs Cabin in the Woods world and the downstairs 'facility' world with all the monsters. Believe me, I HATE all video games based on movies, they always suck, but porting Cabin into Left 4 Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn't happen."
It pains us, too. It seems unlikely that we’ll ever see this project come to fruition, but maybe we can get some kind of Kickstarter going to drum up interest. Seems like a longshot, but we’d certainly pony up some cash to play it. [via Blastr]