Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we descend into a drug fuelled rage, meet some of the craziest bastards this side of Trainspotting, try not to kill mom at the dinner table this Mother’s Day, go south of the border to watch one of the best trailers I’ve seen this month, and take another lap around the zombie track.
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Eli Roth‘s latest film, The Green Inferno, is still awaiting release but the director behind the Hostel series has already lined up his next thing. It’s called Knock Knock, and the story follows two young girls who seduce a married man and then make his life a living hell. Roth will direct and co-write the screenplay with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, who collaborated with him on Aftershock.
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Mike Myers has a documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival, but what’s the latest on the Austin Powers series? Read his response below, along with a bunch of other sequel news including:
- A sequel to Eli Roth‘s upcoming The Green Inferno is now in development. It’s called Beyond the Green Inferno.
- Director Zach Lipovsky explains how the Leprechaun film, Leprechaun: Origins, is a reboot and not a sequel.
- Billy Bob Thornton isn’t sure when Bad Santa 2 is going to happen.
- The main voice actors are set to return for The Croods 2.
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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.