Before the franchise turned to mostly cringe-worthy straight-to-DVD sequels, the Wrong Turn series boasted quite the appeal. The first film is, after all, one of the most underappreciated horror films of the century – and not only because of the killer Breaking Benjamin song that plays throughout the closing credits (Though that admittedly doesn’t hurt).
With that being said, the series isn’t necessarily in high demand right now (if it ever was), so it comes as a surprise that a new film – potentially a remake – is in the works from the production company behind the Resident Evil movies. Per Bloody Disgusting, “producers at Contantin Film are deep into development on a new incarnation of the series, quite possibly a remake.” The horror site also announced that Mike P. Nelson, director of this year’s wild horror-thriller The Domestics, is set to helm the new installment.
Wrong Turn (assuming that will be the title) will, again, follow a group of friends as they hike the Appalachian Trail in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Rather than the original film’s run-in with three deformed, cannibalistic mountain men, however, Bloody Disgusting reports that the new project will introduce “The Foundation”, a community of people who have survived on the mountain since before the Civil War.
Though the original film boasts a straightforward, tried and true, “city folk get murdered in the country wilderness” concept – it does so admirably; delivering plenty of vicious kills and backwoods thrills, while surprisingly giving us characters we can care about despite their sole existence hinging on the fact that they’ll be brutally murdered and taken home for supper. The latter sequels may have soured the franchise for most horror fans, but the first film will always hold a special place in our nostalgic little hearts.
What are your thoughts on a potential Wrong Turn remake?