Some very exciting news has made its way online thanks to Variety, and it concerns Eli Roth’s new horror The Green Inferno. While many have speculated since the films announcement, that it could be some sort of sequel to Ruggero Deodato’s classic cannibal film, Cannibal Holocaust, nothing has yet been confirmed, until now.
Here is what Variety have reported on Roth’s first film as director since Hostel 2:
” The 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”
Now, I don’t know about you, but this is seriously exciting stuff, and shooting is expected to begin this Autumn in Peru and Chile, where Roth recently produced and starred in Earthquake horror, Aftershock.
Whether Roth can manage to recreate the magic of those early Italian Cannibal films remains to be seen, and in my personal opinion, Cannibal Holocaust will never be bettered, but regardless of that, this really is exciting news. Cannibal horrors are quite rare these days, and apart from films like The Hills Have Eyes remake, The Hills Run Red and Wrong Turn, they are usually pretty rubbish. Maybe Roth is about to kick-start the Cannibal film all over again?
By Matt Wavish