Ti West might not have liked the final cut of Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (reportedly requesting his name be removed from the credits), but apparently there's enough interest in the flesh-eating virus franchise to warrant a couple more films. Two new entries will film back to back in the spring of 2012 in the Dominican Republic, and based on the official synopses below, they appear to be prequels that trace the origin of the virus back to the Caribbean.
- Cabin Fever: Patient Zero: When a cruise ship in the Caribbean collides with an abandoned research vessel, a deadly virus is unleashed. Passengers must find a way to survive before the flesh eating disease consumes them all.
- Cabin Fever: Outbreak: A doctor and his family travel to a remote Caribbean island to investigate a minor flu outbreak, only to discover a vicious flesh-eating virus that threatens everyone on the island. The family is faced with responsibility to prevent a worldwide epidemic.
Some fairly high-profile screenwriters have been hired to pen the two scripts. Jake Wade Wall, who's written Amusement and the remakes The Hitcher and When a Stranger Calls, will write Patient Zero. Meanwhile, Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan, who wrote the upcoming The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, will handle the script for Outbreak.
There's no release schedule yet, but don't expect either movie to hit your local multiplex. The distributor, Indomina Releasing, has thus far focused on limited theatrical releases and direct-to-video fare. Let's hope we'll see at least one of them -- if not both -- sometime in late 2012. As with Cabin Fever 2, Eli Roth, the mastermind behind the original film, won't have any involvement.