LA native’s film makes Reel Deal debut

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Drew Goddard was born and raised in Los Alamos and has made it big in Hollywood.
On Friday night, residents got a chance to see Goddard’s major motion picture “Cabin in the Woods” at the Reel Deal Theater.
The movie is rated R and considered to be a thriller. It stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchinson.
The synopsis reads: “Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
The movie has been in the works for years and it was delayed because of the MGM’s bankruptcy problems.
The Hollywood Reporter caught up to Goddard recently. Here is a brief snippet of the Q and A session.
THR: Did you ever think release day would happen?
Goddard: (Laughs) Yeah, we always knew it would come, but it’s definitely nice that it’s here.
THR: What was the wait like? Were you getting lots of updates, following it closely?
Goddard: When you’re dealing with billion dollar bankruptcies, there couldn’t be anything more boring. It’s all about boardrooms and boards of directors and legal filings and quickly I realized this was way above my pay grade and not something I’m particularly interested in, so I just left it to the lawyers.
Goddard, who attended the University of Colorado, first made his splash in a spec script he wrote, called “Six Feet Under.”
He later did some work for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and he contributed stories for the “Tales of the Vampires” comic series. He also worked on the ABC hit series “Lost.”

Goddard wrote the screenplay for the hit monster movie "Cloverfield."

Goddard graduted from Los Alamos High School in 1993.