NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pelican Point Capital Partners, through its newly formed media subsidiary Pelican Point Media, LLC, has teamed up with critically acclaimed Producer Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Butler, Lawless, Margin Call), Writer/Director/Producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Grindhouse, Hostel, The Man With The Iron Fists, The Last Exorcism) and Armory Films (Zombeavers) to co-finance and executive produce the long-awaited remake of the successful 2002 horror film Cabin Fever.
The remake stars Gage Golightly (“Teen Wolf”), Dustin Ingram (“Paranormal Activity 3″), Samuel Davis (TV’s “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker. It uses Roth’s original script, which follows a group of college students who rent a cabin for partying and fall victim to a flesh-eating virus.
Eli Roth has come on board as an executive producer on the remake. Cassian Elwes is executive producing along with Roth, Ike Suri and Jaclyn Ann Suri, plus Peter Fruchtman and Gerald Fruchtman. Travis Zariwny (“Intruder”) is directing and Armory Films and Pelican Point Media are financing. Producers are Contend’s Evan Astrowsky — who produced the original film with Roth — and Armory Films’ Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros. The film started shooting this week in Portland, Ore.
“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and, as a scary movie fan, I really wanted to see it,” Roth said. “I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it.”
The original movie premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival with Elwes involved in a bidding war. It wound up grossing $30 million worldwide. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales on the remake at next month’s American Film Market. Elwes and CAA are representing the domestic rights.
“Given the successes and acclaim of both Cassian and Eli, we are excited to begin our foray into media with such a team. We also feel that Chris and Tim from Armory Films are rising stars themselves,” Ike Suri said. “And let’s not forget, this is a cult classic!”
The filmmakers and producers have decided to dedicate the film to the late Susan Jackson, co-founder of Freestyle Entertainment, who executive produced the original.