Eli Roth Boards ‘Cabin Fever’ Reboot

Eli Roth Cabin Feaver Remake
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Eli Roth has come on board as an exec producer on the remake of his 2002 horror film “Cabin Fever.”

The remake stars Gage Golightly (“Teen Wolf”), Dustin Ingram (“Paranormal Activity 3”), Samuel Davis (TV’s “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker. It uses Roth’s original script, which follows a group of college students who rent a cabin for partying and fall victim to a flesh-eating virus.

The film started shooting this week in Portland, Ore. Cassian Elwes is executive producing along with Roth, Ike and Jaclyn Ann Suri, plus Peter Fruchtman and Gerald Fructman. Travis Zariwny (“Intruder”) is directing and Armory and Pelican Point Media are financing. Producers are Contend’s Evan Astrowsky — who produced the original film with Roth — and Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros.

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and, as a scary movie fan, I really wanted to see it,” Roth said. “I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it.”

The original movie premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival with Elwes involved in a bidding war. It wound up grossing $30 million worldwide. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales on the remake at next month’s American Film Market. Elwes and CAA are representing the domestic rights.

The filmmakers plan to give the late Susan Jackson, who executive produced the original, a “dedicated to” title at the end of the remake.

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  1. Karla Hartman says:

    Cant wait to see this movie!!

  2. Leon says:

    Seriously?!? Do we need a remake already? Wow so in this version the girl will be the one who survives by drinking only beer. Well wine I guess. Lol major fail.

  3. Mike says:

    Dear Eli Roth,
    No one wants to see this.

  4. This is what happens when a panicked, free-falling career desperately grabs in the dark for ANYTHING.

  5. Joe says:

    We’re remaking movies from 2002 now? I can’t wait to see the Gone Girl remake in 5 years!

    • Jim says:

      Yeah, it’s ridiculous. Remember when they used to remake movies from 30-40 years ago and, if you were younger, you might not even know there had been an original movie years ago? Now they are remaking or rebooting everything that has been made in the last 5 to 15 years. It’s ridiculous. Hollywood is completely out of ideas.

      • Karla Hartman says:

        Remember when your mother used to say “if you cant say anything nice, don’t say anything at all” everyone needs a remake of that!

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