Unnecessary remakes/reboots are all the rage right now it seems, with our beloved genre seeing more than its fair share of do-overs much to the chagrin of fans, and it has now come to this: Eli Roth's barely-a-decade-old CABIN FEVER is set to be infected by the remake bug, with Cassian Elwes and Evan Astrowsky producing according to Bloody Disgusting.
CABIN FEVER has already gotten a couple of sequels, with RJ Entertainment releasing the latest, CABIN FEVER: PATIENT ZERO, a sequel that was produced by Indomina, on June 26. Originally, Indomina had planned on shooting back-to-back sequels, with the fourth film in the franchise being the cruise ship-themed OUTBREAK, penned by Adam and Deborah Marcus. That film was scrapped.
Now, sources at Cannes tell Bloody Disgusting that a remake of Roth’s classic 2002 cabin-in-the-woods splatterfest will go into production – without Indomina. No word on whether or not Roth will be involved with this remake yet.
The original, Roth's directorial debut, is an offbeat horror tale about...
...a group of five college friends on vacation at a remote mountain cabin. After one of the friends contracts a flesh-eating virus, it quickly spreads among them, and their true feelings and personalities emerge as they struggle to survive the virus... and each other.
I know CABIN FEVER is one of those love-it-or-hate-it flicks that has divided genre fans, but I think we can all agree that a CABIN FEVER remake is quite unnecessary. I guess there's only one question that really needs to be answered: will there be Pancakes?