Eli Roth rebooting “CABIN FEVER” with original script and new director


No “reimagining” here; it was just announced that a new version of CABIN FEVER is on the way, overseen by original director Eli Roth and using the same screenplay.

Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros and Contend’s Evan Astrowsky (who was part of the original CABIN FEVER team) have teamed up to produce the new FEVER, with Roth, Cassian Elwes, Ike Suri, Jaclyn Ann Suri and Peter Fruchtman executive-producing and Travis Zariwny (a production designer on films like BEHIND THE MASK and CHILLERAMA turned director) helming from Roth and Randy Pearlstein’s 2002 script. Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker play the new group of friends who fall victim to a flesheating virus in the deep woods; shooting began this week in Portland, OR, with Voltage Pictures handling international sales.

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script,” Roth says, “and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it. I almost see this like restaging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it. They’re all fans of the original and want to make a film that’s a new classic, and I believe they will.” Armory Films was also behind ZOMBEAVERS, which is slated to open theatrically next March.

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