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If you’re a fan of Eli Roth’s 2002 little gem of a horror movie “Cabin Fever”, then this is definitely good news. Then again, it might not be, depending on how you feel about gratuitous sequels. The original film already spawn one sequel, 2009’s “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever” from horror director Ti West, and now The Indomina Group has announced that they’ve acquired the rights to the franchise, with plans to produce two more entries for release in 2012.
The two films will be shot back-to-back, with the first one, “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” penned by Jake Wade Wall (“The Hitcher”, “When a Stranger Calls”). “Zero” will be set onboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean, as it collides with an abandoned research vessel and unleashes a deadly virus. Passengers of said cruise ship must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.
Now that’s what I call a sucky vacation.
The second of the back-to-back installment, “Cabin Fever: Outbreak” will be written by Adam and Deborah Marcus (“Leatherface 3D,” “I Walked With a Zombie”), and follow a doctor and his family as they travel to a remote Caribbean island to investigate a minor flu outbreak, only to discover a vicious flesh-eating virus that threatens everyone on the island. The family is faced with responsibility to prevent a worldwide epidemic.
Both Caribbean-themed sequels (Cabin Fever? More like … Caribbean Fever. Am I right? Ahem.) will be shot on location in the Dominican Republic and scheduled for early Spring 2012 release.