WRONG TURN Reboot in Development with Original Creator McElroy

In what is becoming a trend in the horror film industry, yet another franchise reboot is coming, this time, with Wrong Turn.

The world needs a series of films depicting a group of friends, whether camping or just hanging out in nature, fighting to stay alive versus a cannibalistic group of mutated forest dwellers.

That’s right, rather than continuing the series, with what was supposed to be the seventh installment in the franchise, the powers-that-be, specifically, creator Alan B. McElroy, are deciding to blow it up and start over, along with producer Robert Kulzer and director Mike P. Nelson.

It’s rare to see the creative team return to reboot its own project, but the new film, according to Deadline, will feature a group of friends, engaged in a cross-country hiking trip, that soon find themselves under a different law, in an inclusive society, and may discover they are not actually the victims in this scenario.

“One person’s American dream is another’s worst nightmare,” Said Kulzer. “Alan’s reinterpretation of his own work and Mike’s vision are a frightening reflection of our world today.”

The series survived six installments, all of which had the same basic theme of following a group of outdoors enthusiasts, detoured or wandering, resulting in coming across a group of mutated cannibal brothers, namely ‘Three Finger’, ‘Saw Tooth’ and ‘One Eye’, bent on killing all trespassers, but usually each had a different retelling of the origin of the family, including a Christmas version, with the fourth film, which took place in a snowstorm.


So, as we prepare for the next round of unsuspecting victims to make a ‘Wrong Turn’, let’s take a trip down memory lane …

Wrong Turn (2003)

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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)

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Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (2009)

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Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)

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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)

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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)

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What do you think, is the world ready for yet another horror reboot? Are you excited for yet another Wrong Turn? Let us know in the comments section below.

Michael Stagno
Michael Stagno
Michael is a New England native and fluent in Italian. He graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (RTVF) from Auburn University. He is a BIG fan of the Boston sports scene, X-Men and X-Force. He loves his black lab (named Yaz), pop culture, science, space and gaming. He's also a crossfitter, paddleboarder and marathoner.