Eli Roth Executive Produces the Reboot of His 2002 Cult Film
NEW YORK, NY (September 8, 2015) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to Travis Z’s CABIN FEVER. Travis Z’s film, with a screenplay by Eli Roth & Randy Pearlstein (based on a story by Roth), stars Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario, Samuel Davis, Nadine Crocker, and Dustin Ingram. The film was produced by Evan Astrowsky, Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros, and was executive produced by Roth, Cassian Elwes, Jerry Fruchtman, Peter Fruchtman and Ike and Jaclyn Suri. IFC Midnight will release the film in 2016.
A reboot of Roth’s 2002 film of the same name, CABIN FEVER follows a group of five college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods. Soon, all hell breaks loose, as the group falls victim to a flesh-eating virus that attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Travis Z said: “It was a great opportunity to recreate an iconic film for a new generation of horror fans. I am a die hard fan of horror films and the king of horror Eli Roth trusted me to re-imagine his film. I was not going to fail.”
The deal was negotiated with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.
IFC Midnight is a sister label to IFC Films and Sundance Selects, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
About IFC MIDNIGHT
Established in 2010 and based in New York City, IFC Midnight is a leading U.S. distributor of genre entertainment including horror, science fiction, thrillers, erotic art house, action and more. Upcoming releases include Corin Hardy’s THE HALLOW and Tara Subkoff’s #HORROR. Recent releases include Andrew Droz Palermo’s ONE AND TWO. Some of the company’s previous successes have included Jennifer Kent’s critically acclaimed THE BABADOOK; Ben Wheatley’s unconventional hitman thriller KILL LIST; and Rodney Ascher’s acclaimed documentary ROOM 237. IFC Midnight is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Films, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.
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