Travis Z’s Cabin Fever remake will be releasing in limited theaters (New York and Los Angeles) and on Digital HD February 12th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
IFC Midnight is behind the new Cabin Fever, which is a near word-for-word remake; Travis Z’s take is from a screenplay by Eli Roth & Randy Pearlstein (based on a story by Roth).
Speaking of…the trailer is awfully familiar, rehashing many of the original’s great moments such as the leg-shaving sequence (with Cerina Vincent) that will go down as one of the greats in horror history. There’s also some new stuff, like the introduction of automatic weapons, and an insanely aggressive dog that’s clearly been infected. Overall, it will be really interesting to see what a different filmmaker does with (basically) the same screenplay.
“The 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 redo of Eli Roth’s 2002 film of the same name stars Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker, and Dustin Ingram.
If you recall, back in March Roth said he was “blown away” by the remake.
The film was produced by Evan Astrowsky, Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros, and was executive produced by Roth, Cassian Elwes, Jerry Fruchtman, Peter Fruchtman and Ike and Jaclyn Suri.
Here’s the trailer to go along with a few HD screencaps.