Worldview Entertainment has released the first image from Eli Roth‘s (Hostel, Cabin Fever) The Green Inferno. The horror thriller follows New York City student activists who encounter a tribe of cannibals while traveling the remote jungles of Peru. This is Roth’s first directorial effort since the Hostel series.
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In a move that’s somewhere between hilarious and tasteless (veering sharply towards the latter), producers of Eli Roth‘s latest film have given a remote Amazon village its first, er, taste of the movies…by showing the famed exploitation film Cannibal Holocaust. But let’s back up. Roth returns to screens this fall via the festival entry Aftershock, which he produced and stars in, and with RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists, which he co-wrote and produced.
But Roth is also getting set to direct once more, for his first film since Hostel: Part II. The movie is The Green Inferno, in which “naive do-gooders” run afoul of South American cannibals. Roth plans to shoot the film Herzog style, by taking a small crew to a remote native village on the Amazon river, where there’s “no electricity, no running water, nothing.” And as part of the process of asking permission to film from the locals, the production had to first show them what a movie is in the first place. And so they used Cannibal Holocaust. You can guess what happened next. Read More »
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.