The remake of the backwoods horror flick Wrong Turn has been a couple of years in the making, but now it’s slashing its way closer to fruition.
The latest step forward for the reboot–reportedly titled Wrong Turn: The Foundation–is the R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong bloody violence, grisly images and pervasive language,” according to comicbook.com.
This new take on the 2003 horror film–written by series creator Alan B. McElroy and directed by Mike P. Nelson–does not have a release date as of this writing, but the official MPAA rating is a positive sign going forward. Principal photography on the movie started in September of last year.
The reboot stars Matthew Modine (Stranger Things), Damian Maffei (Haunt), Bill Sage (Hap and Leonard), Emma Dumont (The Gifted), Valerie Jane Parker (Greenleaf), Chaney Morrow (Haunt) and David Hutchinson (American Horror Story).
The reboot–said to be a “timely and topical meditation on society and its issues “–presumably will follow the main storyline of the original Wrong Turn and the five subsequent films in the series that stretched from 2003-2014. The connecting thread in the films were the various families of deformed cannibals roaming West Virginia who hunted and killed unfortunates for food, using a horrific mix of traps and weapons. Everybody needs a hobby, right?
The original Wrong Turn–written by McElroy and directed by Rob Schmidt–was hardly a box office sensation, grossing just $28.7 million worldwide on a budget of $12.6 million.
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