Can he get any sicker? Cannibal Holocaust, one of the most notorious films of all time, is on its way to DVD this October, but while Grindhouse Releasing plans its release, director Ruggero Deodato is working on his sequel to the film, which is now titled Cannibal Metropolitana. You can read all the juicy details inside…Fangoria writes:
Speaking at the Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester, England, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST director Ruggero Deodato reveals that he has a title for his sequel to the 1980 gorefest. The original hits DVD in a two-disc special edition—with an option to view with or without the notorious scenes of animal violence—from Grindhouse Releasing October 25 (see previous item here), and the filmmaker hopes that he will be able to launch the follow-up soon. He reveals that he has finished a script, and that the movie will be set in present-day Rome.
“It is a very strong story, and is completely different from the first movie,” the director tells Fango. “It is set in the city and it is about how different everything is now. Once, in Rome, it was only Roman people, but today it is also Chinese, Indian, Bangladeshi, Russian, South American—it is mixed, just like in London. For Roman people, it is very strange, but this change is a good thing, I like it. You see, it is incredible to see one street that is all Chinese. It is just like BLADE RUNNER now—if you remember, in that film there are [parts of the city] that are all Chinese shops. So I wrote one story about this cultural change, and I hope that it is possible to shoot this movie. I call it CANNIBAL METROPOLITANA [possibly translated as CANNIBAL METROPOLIS].”
Currently, however, Deodato is tied up until February shooting a series for Italian television, working a demanding five-day week. The show, a fictional story set in Rome of the past, will premiere on Italian television before the end of 2005.