Wrong Turn remake in the works at Constantin Film
Last week, Bloody Disgusting broke the news that a Wrong Turn remake was in the works at Constantin Film. Now, Deadline has confirmed that the production company will be remaking the West Virginia cannibal franchise with original writer Alan B. McElroy returning to write the script and Mike P. Nelson set to direct.
The film series began in 2003 with a theatrical film that was a modest box office success and received generally mixed reviews, spawning a direct-to-video franchise made up of two sequels and three prequels running up to 2014 before going dormant. The films followed different families of cannibals in the West Virginia forests hunting down various people in the area.
The upcoming remake will update the time period and plot for timely purposes and to add some social context to the film. The plot, as described by Deadline, is “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 throught they were.”
Prior to his work on the original film, which starred Desmond Harrington (Elementary), Eliza Dushku (Bull) and Jeremy Sisto (FBI), McElroy wrote the script for the cult classic comic book movie Spawn, as well as the animated series that preceded it, followed by the 2006 action thriller The Marine, which was the debut of John Cena in acting, and The Vampire Diaries. Nelson recently directed the post-apocalyptic horror film The Domestics starring Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) and Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) from Orion Pictures.