I know there’s a lot of horror fans who are haters of Eli Roth. To you all I ask, “Why??” The man obviously loves the horror genre and has given us some really fun and gory films. I can still remember seeing CABIN FEVER in the theater for the first time. I was cheering and whooping it up with the rest of the crowd … we were all so damn happy to see something that was at the same time original and a throwback to the 1980’s-style of horror filmmaking!! I make no apologies for it; I’m an Eli Roth fan and I’m stoked about his upcoming film, THE GREEN INFERNO. Some details have recently surfaced for his new film and it seems we’re gonna be getting a film full of some good old fashioned gut-munching, jungle cannibal action!!
According to Variety:
[T]he flick is inspired by Italian mondo films like Ruggero Deodato’s notorious 1980 Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati’s 1988 Natura contro (also known as The Green Inferno and Cannibal Holocaust II). The Green Inferno follows an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle. Exclusive Media is handling international sales.
THE GREEN INFERNO isn’t set to begin production until autumn in Peru and Chile, so we have a while until we’ll be seeing this (IMDb.com has the release date for 2014). Roth co-wrote the screenplay with AFTERSHOCK co-writer Guillermo Amoedo from an original story by Roth. Roth recently directed the pilot episode of Netflix’s HEMLOCK GROVE. As soon as more info is available on this one, I’ll be keeping you all updated.