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What Do You Guys Think Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’ Will Be?

It was announced this morning that Worldview Entertainment will finance and produce The Green Inferno. This will be the first time director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel 2) steps behind the camera in over 5 years. He’s been busy acting (Aftershock, Inglourious Basterds) and producing. He’s also probably been busy doing what I would be doing if I had the comforts that come with profit participation on Hostel, taking it easy and not rushing into anything. Waiting for the exact right project. There’s nothing wrong with that.

The only real information included with today’s announcement was that the plot points on the horror-thriller remain under wraps and production is set to begin in autumn in Peru and Chile. And that Roth, based on his original story, co-wrote the screenplay with Aftershock co-writer Guillermo Amoedo. So what’s it about?

The smart money seems to be on… Cannibals.

On our original News Bites announcement BD Reader bambi_lives8980 commented, “I would believe that Eli Roth’s new project dubbed ‘Green Inferno’ will be a sort of cannibal, third world survival horror flick, for several reasons. Firstly, Roth loves ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ (not sure about Ferox, but these types of movies for sure). Secondly he’s wanted Ruggero Deodato to make a sequel to Holocaust for years, if I remember correctly, but it just hasn’t happened yet, god knows if it will. Thirdly and lastly, wasn’t ‘The Green Inferno’ the name of the film-within-the-film in ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ where everyone gets killed and eaten?

Let’s talk more inside…

Over at Badass Digest, Devin Faraci wrote a thoughtful article speculating in the same general territory (he also cites Hostel 2 as the best Roth film, which I agree with in many ways). Per Faraci the title, “will ring familiar with fans of 1970s cannibal movies like ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ and ‘Make Them Die Slowly’, as it’s what the Amazon rain forest is sometimes called in these wonderful Italian gore pictures. In fact ‘Cannibal Holocaust II’ (no relation to the original) was in some places titled Green Inferno… and is considered the last film of that particular cycle. So it’s fitting that Eli, a student of these sorts of movies, would try to start it back up with a film with the same title.

If The Green Inferno is indeed a cannibal film I’m betting Roth is backing off his 5-year-old email to Nikki Finke (around the time of Hostel 2) that his next directorial effort would be PG13.

This all makes sense to me. What do you guys think?



  • djblack1313

    i will agree w/ what Bambi said. i’ve never seen (nor do a want to) CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST but going by what Bambi said it makes sense that it will be in reference to CH. personally i’m not really into cannibal type movies (usually). i’d rather Roth have done that clown movie (or was that just a short or fake teaser thing?). i like Roth and i think his directing gets better and better but i also will believe this GREEN INFERNO thing is real when i see a pic or set visit. he like Del Toro always have a million projects they are “doing” and they never come to fruition.

  • bambi_lives8980

    *bows* But yeah I’m pretty sure that’s what it would be. And the terrible The Green Inferno (aka Holocaust 2, which it is definitely NOT) did use that title, forgot to mention that one.

  • bambi_lives8980

    Another point would be the jungle setting of Chile and Peru. Forgot to mention that, is there an edit button on here anywhere that I’m not seeing?

  • BrotherofTears

    I love the Italian Cannibal movies, so I’m interested to see how this would turn out.

  • Goliath-Slasher

    Bambi is the only one who saw this connection…it wont be a sequel to Holocaust cause they probably dont have the rights…it will definately be a cannibal flick though with that name…green inferno was the referred name to the untraveled areas of the amazon rain forest.

  • flesheater24

    could be a virus that mutates nuts. IDK but eli is directing and making movies again so I’m in 🙂

  • Horrific

    Thanks for teasing us with “Thanksgiving” dude…

    Anyway, I call this news BS. Isn’t it the 1000th movie he is supposed to direct ? I think he become lazy now that he have plenty of money and is more interested by stroling around TMZ studios with Harvey with some crackhead socialite sluts. That’s a shame.

    • EvanDickson

      To my knowledge none of those have had a completed script, complete financing and a start date – which this one has. Fingers crossed.

  • FreddyKrueger13

    Eli Roth is one of my favorite directors so I’m in. Cannibals? OH HELL YEAH!!!!! LOVE ME A GOOD CANNIBAL MOVIE!

  • zaglewiz

    I think he should do a movie based solely on Deputy Winston. The King of partying.

  • divisionbell

    And we can’t forget that he put Ruggero Deodato in Hostel II as the Italian Cannibal…

    Personally I’d rather see him do Thanksgiving. The trailer was just too perfect not to run with it.

  • Grime

    I respect Eli Roth for sticking with the horror genre, but I just don’t like his movies. Hostel was good, but he seems to be just a step above SyFy original movies.

    • EvanDickson

      I think that’s a bit harsh.

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