Cabin Fever introduced the world to a little known director by the name of Eli Roth. Roth co-wrote the film, appeared in a pivotal role and directed the film as well. He later wrote and directed several horror films and produced the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove before acting in films such as Piranha, Aftershock and Rock of Edges. Roth recently announced with Mike Livak that he approved plans for a remake of his original hit film.
Cabin Fever Sequels
Though Roth had little input on the sequels in the Cabin Fever story, there were three sequels made. The second film followed the events of the first film and even featured the same character played by Ryder Strong in the original. All of the sequels received mixed reviews, and all of those films went right to DVD. Filmed for less than $2 million, the original Cabin Fever grossed more than $21 million in the United States.
Remaking the Original
Horror movie remakes are nothing new. Nightmare on Elm Street, The Omen, The Amityville Horror and Friday the 13th all saw remakes in the recent past. Cabin Fever landed in theaters in 2002, which led some to wonder if enough time has passed for a remake. According to Simon Brewer, the film will tell the same story and even use the same script Roth used for the first film. Though it won’t likely be a shot for shot remake of that movie, it will include many of the same elements and feature the same characters. Roth plans to return as producer and is eager to see the finished film, and some fans might feel the same.