Yesterday, we gave you the first look at IFC Films' upcoming horror remake Cabin Fever, with the first photo that featured a new version of The Bunny Man. Thankfully, horror fans don't have to wait too long for the first footage, because Bloody-Disgusting debuted the trailer today. While none of the stars of the original Cabin Fever are present, this remake offers a new take on writer-director Eli Roth's script.
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 that debuted yesterday gave us 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, and while we see him again in the trailer, this footage also reveals that Eli Roth himself has a speaking role in the 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.
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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. Randy Pearlstein wrote the screenplay based on Eli Roth's original script, and while there are certainly plenty of similarities between the two movies, a lot has changed as well.
Several of the iconic Cabin Fever scenes are still intact in the reboot, such as the leg-shaving sequence and the presence of the previously-mentioned Bunny Man. However, while the story may be generally the same, there are a few new aspects, such as a deadly rabid dog and the fact that Giuseppe Andrews' Deputy Winston has been gender-swapped, with Louise Linton now taking over the role. Take a look at the first footage from director Travis Zariwny's Cabin Fever, before it arrives in theaters and on VOD formats February 12.