The long-in-development Cabin Fever prequel project is moving forward, with director Kaare Andrews signing on for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero. Formerly a comic book artist on titles like Marvel' The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate X-Men and Spider-Man: Reign, Andrews also directed Altitude (with Jessica Lowndes) and a segment of the upcoming ABC's of Death (V is for Vagitus). More after the jump.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Patient Zero will tell the origin of the flesh-eating virus that was unleashed in the 2002 original, directed by Eli Roth. The new film follows the passengers of a cruise ship in the Caribbean that runs aground a research island. They must find a way to survive before the disease consumes them. Jake Wade Wall, who wrote the remake of The Hitcher, penned the script."
"Original Cabin Fever producer Evan Astrowsky and hi Hypotenuse Pictures are producing the movie with Indomina. The plan is to segue this film into a second prequel, Cabin Fever: Outbreak. Indomina Group vice chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann is executive producing.
"Filming will take place in the Dominican Republic."