Two projects that I’m really looking forward to in 2013 are Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END and Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO. Both very different kinds of movies, but both that have really sparked up my interest!! Recently vis their twitter accounts, both Wright and Roth tweeted that they have completed principle photography on their films. After several months of self-imposed exile from the service, Edgar Wright returned to Twitter to report: “…that’s a wrap,” (referring to THE WORLD’S END). Roth followed up Wright’s tweet with “me too!!! Just wrapped an hour ago. Congrats!” and posted the pic below on his Instagram account. Now the waiting game continues, but at least we know that progress is being made.
THE WORLD’S END is directed by Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Martin Freeman. Check out the plot crunch:
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
Sounds interesting, eh!! With Pegg and Wright behind this one, you know it’s going to be a grand slam.
THE GREEN INFERNO is a very different movie from THE WORLD’S END!! THE GREEN INFERNO is more of Eli Roth’s love letter to the Italian cannibal flicks of the 1970’s. It’s directed by Roth, written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, and stars Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Aaron Burns, Sky Ferreria, and Magda Apanowicz. Here’s the plot crunch for THE GREEN INFERNO:
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 jungle.
Hippies getting torn apart by cannibals? Count me the f**k in!! I know there’s a lot of genre fans that don’t care for Eli Roth and I just don’t understand it. The man loves the genre, it shows in every one of his films, and he always delivers on the gore. Bring it on, Roth!!