Former goonie and hobbit Sean Astin will be checking into the Cabin Fever franchise. Astin has just signed on to star in the reboot film Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, which starts shooting in August in the Dominican Republic -- and sounds a little like The Hangover goes to Hell.
Here's the press release we just received regarding Cabin Fever: Patient Zero: "Production on Indomina's "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" will commence on August 13th in the Dominican Republic with a cast that includes Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings" franchise, "The Goonies"), Brando Eaton ("Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," "Born to Race") and Ben Hollingsworth ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," "The Joneses"). Renowned comic book artist, turned director, Kaare Andrews, is directing."
"Indomina, the fast-growing U.S. and Dominican Republic based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content, committed to resurrecting the popular "Cabin Fever" franchise by producing and distributing at least two more feature installments: "Cabin Fever: Patient Zero" and "Cabin Fever: Outbreak." Both films will be shot in the Dominican Republic.
"Original "Cabin Fever" producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures is producing "Patient Zero" with Indomina.
"Astrowsky commented, "With Sean, we wanted an actor with gravity who is also popular with the fanboy fan-base. Coupling Sean with fresh faces like Ben and Brando gives ‘Cabin Fever' the pedigree of cast we've always desired."
"Jake Wade Wall ("The Hitcher," "When a Stranger Calls") wrote the "Patient Zero" screenplay.
"When a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical research island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh eating bacteria consumes them all.
"Director Kaare Andrews is best known as a writer and artist who worked on Marvel Comics' The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate X-Men and Spider-Man: Reign. He is currently drawing covers for Marvel's recently relaunched Ultimate line of comics. He made his feature debut with the supernatural horror movie Altitude, which starred 90210's Jessica Lowndes and was released by Anchor Bay, and is in post on the ABC's of Death, a horror anthology featuring up-and-coming genre directors tackling each letter of the alphabet and building a story around that. Andrews' entry is V is for Vagitus, a sci-fi horror movie.
"Award winning cinematographer Zoltan Honti ("The Last Exorcism") is Director of Photography.
"In addition to Cabin Fever: Patient Zero," uupcoming productions from Indomina include a new live action "Afro Samurai" with Samuel L. Jackson and "Cabin Fever: Outbreak.""