Back in September, we reported that IFC Films has acquired the distribution rights for the highly-anticipated Cabin Fever remake, which was directed by Travis Zariwny, a.k.a. Travis Z. The announcement revealed the studio would release this horror movie in 2016, although a specific release date was not given. Today we have the first official photo from this remake, which has been given a February 12 release date, putting it up against Deadpool, How to Be Single and Zoolander 2.
Executive producer Eli Roth presents this reboot of his instant classic gorefest, which features all new characters and all new kills. This story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying- only to become snacks for a gruesome, flesh-eating virus. What's surprising are the ingenious new deaths, which offer a fresh spin on a horror-comedy milestone. The photo offers our first look at The Bunny Man, although, much like the original film, we don't know who actually plays him. It was never revealed who plays The Bunny man in the original, with the role's credit listing reading "We will never tell." Who could be playing The Bunny man in this remake?
Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Dustin Ingram (Paranormal Activity 3), Samuel Davis (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Deadgirl) star in this redo. Cabin Fever will be produced by Contend's Evan Astrowsky, (who also produced the original film with Roth) and Armory Films' Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros. Cassian Elwes will executive produce along with Roth, Ike Suri and Jaclyn Ann Suri, and Peter Fruchtman.
The original Cabin Fever launched the directorial career of Eli Roth, who went on to make Hostel and Hostel: Part II in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Travis Zariwny made his feature debut with 2013's Scavengers, starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Jeremy London, with Cabin Fever serving as his follow-up. We'll have to wait and see if this project will propel his career to new heights, like the original did for Eli Roth,
The original Cabin Fever premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival, hitting theaters one year later in September 2003. It took in $30.5 million from a $1.5 million production budget, spawning the straight-to-video sequels Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever in 2009 and 2014's Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Are you looking forward to this Cabin Fever reboot? Take a look at the first photo below, and stay tuned for more on Cabin Fever.