Sean Astin joins the cast of <strong><em>Cabin Fever: Patient Zero</em></strong>
Production on Indomina's Cabin Fever: Patient Zero will commence on August 13th in the Dominican Republic with a cast that includes Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Goonies), Brando Eaton (Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, Born 2 Race) and Ben Hollingsworth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, The Joneses). Renowned comic book artist, turned director, Kaare Andrews, is directing.

Indomina, the fast-growing U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, committed to resurrecting the popular Cabin Fever franchise by producing and distributing at least two more feature installments: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak. Both films will be shot in the Dominican Republic.

Original Cabin Fever producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures is producing Patient Zero with Indomina.

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Astrowsky commented, "With Sean, we wanted an actor with gravity who is also popular with the fanboy fan-base. Coupling Sean with fresh faces like Ben and Brando gives Cabin Fever the pedigree of cast we've always desired."

Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher, When a Stranger Calls) wrote the Patient Zero screenplay.

When a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh eating bacteria consumes them all.

Director Kaare Andrews is best known as a writer and artist who worked on Marvel Comics' The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate X-Men andSpider-Man: Reign. He is currently drawing covers for Marvel's recently relaunched Ultimate line of comics. He made his feature debut with the supernatural horror movie Altitude, which starred 90210's Jessica Lowndes and was released by Anchor Bay, and is in post on The ABCs of Death, a horror anthology featuring up-and-coming genre directors tackling each letter of the alphabet and building a story around that. Andrews' entry is V is for Vagitus, a sci-fi horror movie.

Award winning cinematographer Zoltan Honti (The Last Exorcism) is Director of Photography.