Two More Cabin Fever Movies Green Lit
If any of you listened to our Halloween podcast, then you know that no one here at Death’s Door particularly liked the original Cabin Fever. But apparently we’re in the minority of horror fans, because the franchise is getting resurrected with two new movies.
The first movie, called Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, will focus on the origins of the horrible flesh-eating nastiness. A cruise ship full of fleashy people collides with an abandoned research vessel and must try to survive the disease while everyone gets eaten around them. I think they are going to need more than one bottle of Listerine to make it through that ordeal. Patient Zero is being written by Jake Wade Wall, best known for the remakes of When a Stranger Calls and The Hitcher.
The second movie, called Cabin Fever: Outbreak, centers around a doctor and his family who are called to a remote island in the Caribbean to deal with a small flu outbreak. When they get there they see that everyone is being eaten by the aforementioned nastiness, and it is up to them to prevent the disease from spreading throughout the world. Outbreak is being written by Adam and Deborah Marcus, who might be known for directing Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday and producing And Soon the Darkness respectively.
Bringing back the franchise that launched the career of Eli Roth seems like it might be a good chance to get Roth himself back into the fray. But Roth will not be involved in either of these two new movies. Hypotenuse Pictures, the producers of the original movie, will be returning to produce these two. Jasbinder Singh Mann, the Vice Chairman and CEO of the company responsible for these movies, Indomina Group, will act as executive producer for both films. When asked why they were doing this, Singh Mann had this to say.
“We see tremendous potential with the Cabin Fever franchise. We are committing to two new Cabin Fever films because there is a real demand from a devout fanbase – not just Cabin Fever die hards but a large and vocal group of horror fans around the world.”
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak are planned to shoot back-to-back in spring 2012.