The Indomina Group is reviving the “Cabin Fever” franchise and plans to produce and distribute at least two more feature films.
Indomina Group vice chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann disclosed that it has optioned rights for “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” and “Cabin Fever: Outbreak.”
Indomina plans to shoot the pics back to back in the Dominican Republic in the early spring. It’s signed Jake Wade Wall (“The Hitcher”) to write “Patient Zero,” which centers on a cruise ship in the Caribbean colliding with an abandoned research vessel, unleasing a deadly virus.
The banner has also signed Adam and Deborah Marcus (“Leatherface 3D”) for “Outbreak,” in which a doctor and his family travel to a remote Caribbean island to investigate a minor flu outbreak, only to discover a flesh-eating virus that threatens everyone on the island and the world.
The original “Cabin Fever” was released in 2003 by Lionsgate, followed by “Cabin Fever: Spring Break” in 2009.
Orginal “Cabin Fever” producer Hypotenuse Pictures is producing the next two films; Singh Mann exec produces.
“We see tremendous potential with the ‘Cabin Fever’ franchise,” said Mann. “We are committing to two new ‘Cabin Fever’ films because there is a real demand from a devout fanbase — not just ‘Cabin Fever’ diehards but a large and vocal group of horror fans around the world. Indomina is excited to take the reigns of the franchise and deliver on these next two films.”
Indomina recently acquired North American distribution rights the comedy “A Fantastic Fear of Everything,” starring Simon Pegg, as well as the thriller “Life Without Principle” from Johnnie To. It’s financing “A Fantastic Fear” and is selling foreign rights at the American Film Market.
It also announced in July a partnership with Samuel L. Jackson to produce live-action pic “Afro Samurai.”