Eli Roth Returns to the Director’s Chair with The Green Inferno
Eli Roth. Never have I come across a genre director-producer-actor who’s gotten so much scorn from the fans of the genre he loves. When I saw CABIN FEVER in the theaters I was absolutely thrilled. Back in 2002 the horror genre was going through a bit of a slump (to put it mildly), and CABIN FEVER showed us that horror films can still be fun, gross, and gory. Is that film the best horror film ever made? Far from it. Is Roth the next Carpenter, Romero, or Cronenberg? Not by a long shot. But I think Roth puts together pretty fun and gory flicks … plus his love of the genre is infectious.
Well after a half a decade of producing and acting in many horror films, Roth says he’s ready to get back into the director’s chair. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Eli Roth will be directing the upcoming genre film, THE GREEN INFERNO (Worldview Entertainment will be producing and financing the project):
“I’ve had an amazing few years producing, writing and acting, and am very excited to get back in the director’s chair. I’ve been working on this idea for several years, and was inspired by filming in Chili and cannot wait to get back,” Roth said. “Worldview backs my vision and believe in me, and is giving me the support I need and the freedom to take risks and make something daring and terrifying.”
There’s no details about the story or plot of THE GREEN INFERNO, but it kinda reminds me of the late-70′s/early-80′s cannibal flicks (and he said filming int he jungles is what influenced him). This could be a rather interesting development. More on this one as it develops.