When Eli Roth’s debut film, Cabin Fever, hit theaters back in 2002, audiences went nuts over the gore-filled, twisted story of five college grads who find themselves victims of a vicious flesh eating virus and the unwanted attention of homicidal locals. It looks like Roth just didn’t get enough of this sick story as he’s going to be the executive producer of the remake. However, if you’re after a fresh reboot, you’re not going to get it. Turns out the same script is going to be used by Travis Zairwny.
Zairwny, who’s mostly known for his production design in an array of short movies, has decided to stick to the original script but will zest it up in his own style. Speaking to Deadline, Roth explained, “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”. He continued to comment, adding “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”. With an official release date yet to be confirmed, filming will begin this week.