Cabin Fever remake: will it be too faithful?

Eli Roth will produce Cabin Fever remake but that’s not the weirdest part

Cerina Vincent in Cabin Fever
Cerina Vincent in Cabin Fever

The Cabin Fever remake is underway with original co-writer-director Eli Roth on board as an executive producer. And that’s not the weird bit.

Deadline reports that the new film will work from the exact same script that Roth and Randy Pearlstein wrote for the 2002 horror. Hmmm.

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it. I almost see this like re-staging 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,” said Roth.

While this would suggest some kind of crazy Gus Van Sant-Psycho experiment, there’s no suggestion that it’s going to be shot for shot. Will it be scarier? Funnier? We’re big fans of the original but this is either so weird it’s interesting or completely pointless. Fingers crossed for the former, right?

The film will be directed by Travis Zariwny (the upcoming Intruders) and will star Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Dustin Ingram (True Blood), Samuel Davis (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Matthew Daddario (Delivery Man) and Nadine Crocker (Some Guy Who Kills People).

You can buy Cabin Fever on Blu-ray for £8 at Amazon.co.uk and keep up with the latest horror news with the latest issue of SciFiNow.