Despite its lack of originality, I remember being satisfyingly scared by the 2003 slasher Wrong Turn in the cinema, but the sequels just seemed to get worse and I don’t think I even bothered with the sixth film in the series. Anyway, there’s a remake of the first movie coming and it’s already deep into development. Franchise creator and screenwriter of the first film Alan McElroy has already written the screenplay, while Mike P. Nelson, whose post-apocalyptic thriller The Domestics for Orion has won much praise, is going to direct.
“The updated version is described as a timely and topical meditation on society and its issues. A cross-country hiking expedition puts a group of friends in the land of an inclusive society, where they soon discover they are under a different rule of law, and may not be the victims they thought they were.”
Let’s hope this can recapture some of the terror and thrill of the first film, though as we know these remakes tend to be inferior no matter who’s behind the camera.