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. IFC will release this horror movie in 2016, although a specific release date was not given at this time. Here's what director Travis Z had to say about his film getting picked up by IFC Films.
"It was a great opportunity to recreate an iconic film for a new generation of horror fans. I am a die hard fan of horror films and the king of horror Eli Roth trusted me to re-imagine his film. I was not going to fail."
We first reported on the Cabin Fever remake back in October 2014, when it was announced that Travis Zariwny will direct from Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein's original script that was turned into the 2002 movie. The original movie and the remake follow a group of five college kids who rent a cabin in the woods for a fun-filled weekend of partying. The weekend turns out much different than they intended, as they begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus and all hell breaks loose.
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.
Cabin Fever launched the directorial career of Eli Roth, who went on to make Hostel and Hostel: Part II in 2006 and 2007, respectively. He also directed the fake trailer segment Thanksgiving that played during Grindhouse, between the films Death Proof and Planet Terror. After an eight-year directorial absence, the filmmaker returns this year with two new offerings, The Green Inferno, arriving in theaters September 25, and Knock, Knock, which has an October 9 release date set.
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 last year's Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Are you looking forward to this Cabin Fever reboot? Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more on this upcoming horror-thriller.