Writer/Director Adam Green (with the soon-to-be released Hatchet) has been passed the reins to last year's horror success Cabin Fever as Lion's Gate have approached him to develop a sequel to the Eli Roth cult favourite.
The movie is being prepped for a 2005 release and Robert Harris (Old Man Cadwell at the convenience store) has already signed to the project. It's not looking likely that Roth will have much involvement in the project, however, as his plate is pretty much full with several projects on the go, including a teen comedy with Universal. He has always said though, that he would like to return to the 'Cabin' and make a sequel that is much more wild and gory, so let's wait and see.
Eatmybrains say please, please (with sugar on top) bring back the Kung-Fu kid...
Cabin Fever was the highest selling movie at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. Nearly all of the nine studios who engaged in a bidding war had passed on the movie at the script stage (the exception being the eventual winner, Lion's Gate, which was not in existence when the script was first written).
Lion's Gate Films finally bought the movie for an undisclosed sum in the "high seven figures", with an eight figure commitment to prints and advertising. It is the most money Lion's Gate has ever spent acquiring a motion picture.
31st Jan 05 Peter Cushing appears to have modestly declined from participating in any of this kung fu nonsense although there is a charming battle later on when he gets a little carried away with a big flaming branch...