Apparently, the project is going to be a remake of the 2003 original, and back on script duties will be the first film’s scribe, Alan B. McElroy. What’s more, it’s suggested that this upcoming release will contain a fair bit more social commentary than we’re used to seeing in this surprisingly sustainable franchise, with an early synopsis reported to read as follows:
“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.”
McElroy’s screenwriting experience also includes penning the 1988 slasher Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and the 1997 Spawn movie. On directing duties, meanwhile, is one Mike P. Nelson, who helmed the acclaimed new post-apocalyptic feature The Domestics.
Despite the change in approach for the planned remake, this next Wrong Turn looks be following a familiar template for its story, which is said to focus on a group of friends who embark on a hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail. It’s here that they cross paths with “The Foundation,” a community who’ve been living in the mountains since before the Civil War, and if this next installment is anything like what came before, then you can expect carnage and cannibalism to follow.
The original Wrong Turn, starring Desmond Harrington and Eliza Dushku, may not have received the warmest response from critics, but it did manage to make $28.7 million at the global box office from a $12.6 million budget, and has since spawned five straight-to-home release sequels. Whether this next film will come out in cinemas remains to be seen, but if backwoods gore mixed with timely commentary is an appealing combination to you, then this could be one to keep on your radar.
Source: Bloody Disgusting