After years of doing awesome small horror movies, Eli Roth is about to step into the big time. Warner Bros. is talking to the Hostel director about directing Harker, a vampire themed detective film that has been floating around for some time. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
Over the past several years, Hostel helmer Eli Roth has kept himself busy as a producer, writer, actor, TV director, and even theme park attraction designer — as pretty much everything, it seems, but a feature film director. Aside from some uncredited work directing the “Nation’s Pride” film-within-a-film from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Roth hasn’t directed a film since 2007′s Hostel: Part II.
Happily for horror aficionados, however, that’s about to change. It was announced earlier this month that Roth would helm The Green Inferno, a horror film he co-wrote with Aftershock writer Guillermo Amoedo. Plot details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now learned a little more about the basic premise. Read more after the jump.
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Briefly: The last time Eli Roth had has name in the director’s credit of a feature film was Hostel: Part II, released in 2007. Roth has stayed in the game as a producer, and did a little work for Quentin Tarantino in Inglourious Basterds, all while talking about various possible directorial opportunities.
Now Roth has a new film lined up: The Green Inferno, which he co-wrote with Guillermo Amoedo, from Roth’s own story. Roth recently produced an earthquake thriller called Aftershock in South America; Amoedo was a co-writer on that film. (We showed you the first stills from Aftershock earlier this year.)
While a press release flew out of Cannes today announcing that Worldview Entertainment has financed the film, there are no story details revealed at this point, and no casting. We know that, like Aftershock, the film will shoot in Peru and Chile, with production set to begin this fall.
Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
The filmmaker who brought us Hostel is now, ironically enough, getting into the tourism game himself. Eli Roth’s Goretorium, a haunted house, is scheduled to open September 27 at the corner of the Strip (a.k.a. Las Vegas Boulevard) and Harmon Avenue in Las Vegas. Though the timing is expected to help the Goretorium tap into the Halloween industry, the multi-level attraction will remain open all year round. Roth was previously behind the popular Hostel-themed maze at Universal Studios Hollywood last year.
Roth expressed his hope that the new attraction would become “the world mecca for horror fans,” and talked up the Goretorium’s terrors. “Horror fans know that with my name on it, it won’t be for little kids,” he said. “They know it will be a very scary experience.” If all goes well, the Las Vegas Goretorium could be the first of many. Roth says that he’s already received offers to franchise the Goretorium to locations in London, New York, and Tokyo. [Deadline]
After the jump, Captain Jack Sparrow arrives in Florida, and Universal Studios heads to Russia.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been a few months since we first reported that Netflix and Hostel helmer Eli Roth would be teaming for an original series titled Hemlock Grove, but it’s just now that the pieces are really falling into place. This week, Netflix and Roth finalized a deal for a 13-episode run to premiere exclusively on the streaming service in early 2013, with Famke Janssen (X-Men) and Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina) in the leads. The series will be written by Brian McGreevey and Lee Shipman based on a gothic horror novel by McGreevey that’ll hit shelves next week. More details after the jump.
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Eli Roth is making the earth move. The man behind the Hostel series, co-star of Inglourious Basterds and producer of The Last Exorcism has teamed up with successful Chilean filmmaker Nicolás López to make Aftershock, an English-language action-thriller inspired by the Chilean earthquake. It follows a group of six friends (including Roth, several international movie stars and a cameo by pop superstar Selena Gomez) struggling to survive after a massive earthquake hits their city and society crumbles around them. Most of the film will include realistic, practical effects.
Aftershock is still shooting in Chile but Lopez and Roth are ready to debut the first official images from the film exclusively here on /Film.
After the jump, check out these images, learn about the cast, filmmakers and more. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 by Angie Han
Netflix’s shares may have dropped over the past several months, but as a news topic, the company is as popular as ever. After the jump:
- Netflix supports a bill that would allow it to share your video rental and streaming choices with your friends
- Rumor has it Verizon may be looking to buy Netflix
- Netflix takes yet another step into original programming with Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove.
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