Eli Roth will executive produce Cabin Fever remake

Eli Roth’s debut movie, Cabin Fever , is set to be remade, with the new version of the film set to take the unusual decision to use the same script as the original.

Roth wrote the original scare-fest in tandem with Randy Pearlstein, and according to Deadline , the new film will be a kind of “re-staging”, with director Travis Zariwny charged with creating something new from the exact same source material.

Roth will be returning as an executive producer, and explains why a new screenwriter has not been hired to freshen things up…

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it,” says Roth. “I almost see this like re-staging a play.”

“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.”

Starring Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario and Dustin Ingram, Cabin Fever will begin filming this week, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.