When six young people go camping in the woods their trip soon becomes a nightmare when one of them is discovered brutally murdered in a manner that can’t be explained.
I can’t even believe how happy I am to enter the New Year. These 2013 horror movie preview lits were a lot of work, but well worth it. Over the past several days we’ve shared with you all of the great genre films we’ll be seeing in theaters next year, everything from a new Evil Dead to a new Sin City and Machete.
With the end comes the indie films, and the leftovers, which includes various titles from Magnet, Anchor Bay, IFC, among a few that could end up premiering at the 2013 film festivals. We look forward to catching all of them and telling you guys what to look forward to. And with that we ask you, which ones are YOU most excited for? READ MORE
Daryl Sabara (John Carter), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X) and Aftershock thesps Lorenza Izzo and Ariel Levy are in negotiations to star in Eli Roth‘s horror-thriller The Green Inferno along with Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz and singer-actress Sky Ferreria, reports Variety.
Worldview Entertainment (Devil’s Knot) is financing and producing the Peru-set pic, which Hostel helmer Roth is directing from a script he co-wrote with Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock).
“The story follows a naive group of student activists from New York City who travel to the remote jungles of Peru, where they plan to stage a protest, but instead encounter a tribe of cannibals.” Pic will serve as an homage to one of Roth’s favorite horror films, Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 cult pic Cannibal Holocaust.
Eli Roth’s (Cabin Fever, Hostel, Hostel: Part II) November shoot for The Green Inferno is just around the corner. And this cannibal film, inspired by Italo 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), will literally be shooting in the middle of nowhere.
Roth told Movieline that he’s taking a small crew to a remote village up the Amazon River that has “no electricity, no running water, nothing.” And what to do the villagers get in return? “We’re giving these people a boat They have no contact with the outside world and we’re giving them a motorboat and we’re giving them medical supplies and school supplies, so they’re ecstatic. The one thing they need is a boat. They were like, ‘This will literally change our lives’.”
Oh, and these people had never seen a movie before. So what did the Green Inferno team screen for them? Cannibal Holocaust. “The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen.”
Roth’s hotly anticipated return to the director’s chair is said to follow a group of New York City student activists who head to the amazon where they plan to protest and save un-contacted tribes. Since the group is described as being “naive” in their efforts, I’m assuming the tribe is hungry. Roth penned the screenplay with Guillermo Amoedo. The duo also co-wrote Aftershock, which Dimension Films acquired out of the Midnight Madness portion of the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
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?”
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