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Directors: Eli Roth Preps Carbon Copy Of ‘Cabin Fever,’ Abbas Kiarostami Making Movie In China And More

Directors: Eli Roth Preps Carbon Copy Of 'Cabin Fever,' Abbas Kiarostami Making Movie In China And More

If you never saw Eli Roth‘s “Cabin Fever” twelve years ago, don’t sweat it, because a remake is coming out that will pretty much be the exact same film. In fact, Roth himself is producing this do-over, which will use his original script and bring Gage Golightly, Dustin Ingram, Samuel Davis, Matthew Daddario and Nadine Crocker into the woods. Production is now underway with Travis Zariwny directing the same movie. Again. [Variety]

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, aka Key and Peele, have a number of film projects in the works, but their first out of the gate will be “Keanu.” And no, it’s not what you think. Starting filming next April, this movie will center around a kidnapped cat. And if anyone can make that something like that work, it’s these guys. [Deadline]

The next project from Peter Strickland of “Berberian Sound Studio” and “The Duke of Burgundy” fame takes a step back in time. The filmmaker will write and direct a radio play. There’s no word yet on plot details, when it will air, or who will broadcast it, but the filmmaker is expect to deliver the finished production by March, which will hit the dial sometime in 2015. [Screen Daily]

Steve Pink, who helped bring the world “Hot Tub Time Machine,” has sold a new movie to MGM that he will direct. “Cop Swap” centers around “the real international exchange program of major metropolitan police departments across America: an ensemble of cops from foreign cities, all misfits in their home police forces, travel to the U.S. for a year-long internship with the LAPD —where, under the leadership of the American misfit cop assigned to babysit them, they stumble upon a major crime.” Hijinks and accents! [Deadline]

Juliette Binoche has some details of a new film from Abbas Kiarostami, though she won’t be involved. “He’s making a movie in China about a cleaning lady taking care of thousands of rooms in a big building,” she said. Get ready for lots of long, quiet shots of chocolate mints on pillows. [Indiewire]

Thomas Vinterberg‘s (“The Hunt,” “Far From The Madding Crowd“) next film “The Commune” will start shooting this fall. Tobias Lindholm (“The Hunt,” “A Hijacking“) has penned a script that “focuses on the clash between personal desires versus the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid 1970s.” [Screen Daily]

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