We Almost Got A Left 4 Dead Expansion Based On Cabin In The Woods

Eagle-eyed gamers watching the tricksy horror flick Cabin In The Woods might have noticed a cool shout-out to Valve's Left 4 Dead in a sequence in the third act of the movie.

Talking today in a Reddit IAmA, the film's director Drew Goddard said we almost got a lot more than that: If MGM hadn't gone bankrupt, we would've gotten a downloadable Left 4 Dead expansion pack based on the movie.

Cabin In The Woods Spoilers Follow.

Here's Goddard:

We actually were going to do a downloadable L4D2 expansion pack, where you'd fight in the Cabin world, but then MGM went bankrupt so the delay squashed it. But the people at Valve were still cool enough to let us use some of their monsters to fill the cubes in the background (I had a lot of cubes to fill.)

By the way — 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 For Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn't happen.

I already think that Cabin in the Woods had a lot of fun playing with video game tropes, so it hurts my heart that we almost got to take a four-player run not only through the cabin but through the monster-filled facility underneath. I wonder if there would have been a merman? Or if Sigourney Weaver would have been the final girl-boss?

I guess now we'll never know. But we can always imagine.

Drew Goddard IAmA [Reddit via Tom Francis]


    That seriously would be amazeballs and can you imagine each time you play it you could be facing off against a new enemy..... /One can dream!

    But.............................that would have....................fit so well.

    MAKE IT SO GABEN! MAKE IT SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Nah Gaben's too preoccupied doing nothing.

        No no, he's too pre-occupied on what to do with his money from all those hats!

    Amazing. The film left me wanting more and this would have been perfect. Shame!

    This makes me sad I'd love to fight a unicorn...

    I loved this movie... my brother hated it and said 'It's just like every other Horror movie...'... I gave him a good, long, hard, stare.

    I'm going to have to watch this again now and see if they've got a witch in there somewhere...

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