Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the next installment of the cult hit Cabin Fever. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment's Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.

The horror/thriller Cabin Fever: Patient Zero was directed by Kaare Andrews (Altitude and The ABCs of Death) and stars Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Currie Graham (Pompeii, NYPD Blue), Ryan Donowho (Soldiers of Fortune), Mitch Ryan (One Tree Hill), and Jillian Murray (Bad Ass). Image Entertainment will release the film on VOD and in theaters summer of 2014.

Here's what Image Entertainment's Bill Bromiley had to say in a statement.

"Eli Roth's original Cabin Fever was a smashing success, establishing a huge cult following. We are proud to be a part of this franchise, distributing the third installment under the vision of Kaare Andrews. His commitment to stay true to this series will keep audiences wanting more."

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero tells the story of a group of friends enjoying a bachelor weekend on a yacht in the Caribbean. As they run ashore to explore a remote island, they stumble upon an abandoned research facility, where a massacre from a deadly virus is unleashed. They must find a way to survive before the flesh-eating disease consumes them all. Their answer - an uninfected survivor: "Patient Zero."

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Cabin Fever: Patient Zero was written Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher) and produced by original Cabin Fever producer Evan Astrowsky.

The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward for Image Entertainment and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard with Voltage Pictures and Indomina Productions on behalf of the filmmakers.