It's still not safe to drink the water at that infamous cabin in the woods from Eli Roth's feature film debut. The flesh-eating virus of 2002's Cabin Fever will chew its way through another batch of unlucky young adults, as it's just been announced that a remake of the cult film has begun shooting off of Roth's original script with Travis Zariwny directing and Roth executive producing:

"Los Angeles, CA (October 20, 2014) – Armory Films, Cassian Elwes and Contend have announced today that they have joined together to produce the remake of Eli Roth’s horror thriller hit CABIN FEVER, with Travis Zariwny (INTRUDER) directing and Armory and Pelican Point Media financing. The film, to be reshot from the original 2002 version by Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein, stars Gage Golightly (“Teen Wolf”), Dustin Ingram (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3), Samuel Davis (“From Dusk Till Dawn” – TV), Matthew Daddario (DELIVERY MAN) and Nadine Crocker (DEADGIRL). CABIN FEVER will be produced by Contend’s Evan Astrowsky, (who also produced the original film with Roth) and Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros.

Cassian Elwes will executive produce along with Roth, Ike Suri and Jaclyn Ann Suri, and Peter Fruchtman. The film has begun principal photography this week in Portland, Oregon. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales on the film at the upcoming American Film Market. Cassian Elwes and CAA are representing the domestic rights.

Cabin Fever follows in Eli Roth’s original footsteps when a group of college students, who rent a cabin in the woods to do some partying, begin to fall victim to a flesh-eating virus and all hell breaks loose.

The original premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival with Elwes involved in a massive bidding war for the film. This version will be shot from the exact same script that Roth directed 13 years ago, as opposed to going through a long, delayed studio development process.

“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.

Roth is best known for his work directing the original Cabin Fever as well as genre hits Hostel I and Hostel II and his latest effort, The Green Inferno, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Additionally, the filmmakers plan to give the recently deceased Susan Jackson, who Executive Produced the original, a “dedicated to” title at the end of the film.

About Armory Films:
Armory Films is a film finance/production company based in Los Angeles, CA. It’s credits include the uproarious horror-comedy, ZOMBEAVERS, which is scheduled for a domestic theatrical release in March 2015.

About Contend:
Contend is a premium content, production and distribution company who works with Tribune, TBS, Facebook and DirecTV."

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