Written by Steve Pattee
Published on Friday, 29 June 2012 12:59
On August 13th, production for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero starts in the Dominican Republic. From a screenplay by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher (2007), When a Stranger Calls (2006)), the film will star Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings franchise, The Goonies), Brando Eaton (Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Born to Race) and Ben Hollingsworth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, The Joneses), and will be directed by comic-book-artist-turned-director Kaare Andrews. Evan Astrowsky and Hypotenuse Pictures is producing Patient Zero with Indomina — Astrowsky is the original Cabin Fever producer.
Said Astrowsky: “With Sean, we wanted an actor with gravity who is also popular with the fanboy fan-base. Coupling Sean with fresh faces like Ben and Brando gives Cabin Fever the pedigree of cast we’ve always desired.”
Indomina, a Dominican Republic based producer and distributor, is "...committed to resurrecting the popular Cabin Fever franchise by producing and distributing at least two more feature installments: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and Cabin Fever: Outbreak." Indomina plans on shooting both movies in the Dominican Republic.
When a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh eating bacteria consumes them all.
I honestly don't know how I feel about this. Does Cabin Fever really need two more movies? Does it even deserve a reboot? Don't get me wrong, it's definitely a fun movie — and I even enjoyed the Ti West directed sequel — but I'd rather see money put into something more original, especially when you consider that two out of three of the screenwriter's films are remakes. That said, I'm eager to be proven wrong. I don't care about remakes, reboots and the like, I just want to be entertained.
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