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In 2002, a young horror director by the name of Eli Roth gave us a flesh-eating virus film entitled 'Cabin Fever.' It garnered a modest fan base and even spawned a sequel, 2009's 'Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever.' Now it appears we will be getting not one, but two new 'Cabin Fever' films. The Indomina Group will be shooting a pair of prequels next spring in the Dominican Republican. 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero' will weave the tale of a cruise ship that collides with a research vessel creating the disease featured in the original 'Cabin Fever.' This will be followed by 'Cabin Fever: Outbreak' about a researcher sent to the Caribbean to investigate a flu outbreak which turns out to be, you guessed it, a flesh-eating virus. 'Patient Zero' will be written by Jake Wade Wall ('The Hitcher') while Adam and Deborah Marcus are scripting 'Outbreak.'
As much as I enjoy 'Cabin Fever,' 'Cabin Fever 2' is garbage. I feel the studio is vastly overestimating the franchise potential of 'Cabin Fever.' We don't need one more film in this series let alone two prequels. The fact that 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero' is being written by the writer of 'The Hitcher' remake further fails to instill confidence. The scariest part of all of this is that there is no mention in this story of a theatrical release date. Will these films be direct-to-video? As a horrorphile, I really want to support this project, but it seems to be showing all the symptoms of a doomed venture.
What do you guys think?