The 2003 Horror Film WRONG TURN is Getting Remade
The 2003 horror film Wrong Turn is the latest movie that will be getting a Hollywood remake. The original franchise followed centers on families of deformed cannibals that hunt down and kill folks in the backwoods of West Virginia. The original movie starred Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui and there have been six total films made over the years.
The horror franchise’s creator Alan McElroy is back to write the script for the remake, and Mike P. Nelson, who recently helmed Orion Classics’ sci-fi thriller The Domestics, is set to helm the film.
The updated version is described as “a timely and topical meditation of society and its issues. A cross-country hiking expedition puts a group of friends in the land of an inclusive society, where the soon discover they are under a different rule of law, and may not be the victims they thought they were.”
That’s definitely a different take on the franchise and it’s not as scary as being eaten by cannibals, but maybe some people might find the concept interesting. Producer Robert Kulzer had this to say about the film:
“Alan’s re-interpretation of his own work and Mike’s vision are a frightening reflection of our world today: one person’s American dream is another’s worst nightmare.”
Wrong Turn isn’t the only film that McElroy has worked on. He also wrote Halloween 4, Spawn, an early draft of Resident Evil, and Tekken. I forgot Tekken was even adapted into a film!
What do you think about the new direction of the Wrong Turn remake?