It’s been a while since we last saw a movie in the Wrong Turn franchise, but good news, there’s one in the pipeline and we could possibly see it sometime this year.
Wrong Turn: The Foundation is actually a reboot (and seventh in the franchise). It is a reimagining of the original and written by Alan B. McElroy creator of the first movie in the popular deformed hillbilly slasher series.
Over the weekend we asked the new movie’s director Mike P. Nelson (The Domestics) if he had any info on the film or when it will be released.
“I honestly have very little news,” said Nelson. “But I can say we just completely finished the movie this past week and it is wild! The next steps will be in the hands of our distributor.”
That distributor is Saban Films. We reached out to them as well, but they have yet to respond.
The original Wrong Turn was released in 2003 and starred Eliza Dushku as Jessie Burlingame. McElroy’s reboot has kept that character’s name but shortened it to Jes; this time played by Charlotte Vega of The Lodgers.
The plot is basically the same: a group of young men and women are systematically killed off by Appalachian backwood fiends. Whereas the original and its sequels became known for their distinct inbred villains, this reboot appears to concentrate instead on a centuries-old unwelcoming organized community living in the mountains.
Will they be cannibals? We’ll have to see.
Not to worry though, Nelson promises “some pretty shocking VFX” from Slasher visual effects supervisor Kevin Chandoo.
Pre-production started in May 2019 and with Hollywood being affected by the COVID pandemic, there is no telling when The Foundation will be released.
But at least we know it’s done. Now it’s just a waiting game.
iHorror will keep you up-to-date on the news of its release when we find out more.