Not much more is known about the story so far, beyond the not unexpected idea that something eerie is lurking in the trees to hinder the campers' fun. But if all this sounds like the most generic of generic set-ups, bear in mind Wingard's off-kilter take on the home invasion genre with You're Next (2011). Subverting really obvious tropes is clearly something Wingard and Barrett particularly enjoy.
"The experiment of both The Guest and You're Next was a gradually shifting tone," Barrett explained to Empire recently. "The movie gets funnier and funnier as it goes on until you realise it's 100% joking. But at the beginning it's 100% serious. As a viewer I think that's really fun and interesting."
The Woods (not to be confused with Corin Hardy's The Hallow, which was originally called The Woods for a while) has Roy Lee (The Departed), Steven Schneider (Insidious), Keith Calder and Jessica Wu (You're Next) aboard as producers, and is coming together at Lionsgate. Wingard is apparently looking to cast unknowns for a shoot in the spring.