Eli Roth gives an update on ‘The Green Inferno’, says is aiming for a August/September release


Worldview Entertainment pulled the release of Eli Roth’s highly anticipated cannibal horror, The Green Inferno, back in August. Since then things have been very quiet, and fans have been getting more and more frustrated.

It was only a few months prior to the film being pulled that the superb first trailer arrived, and the film was initially set for a US theatrical release on 5th September last year. Some behind the scenes issues at Worldview meant The Green Inferno was pulled indefinitely, angering fans as this was looking to be Roth’s biggest horror hit to date.

However, while at Sundance for the first time with his new horror, Knock  Knock, Roth spoke with Indiewire and revealed some very exciting information about The Green Inferno:

As of right now, all systems are go for the theatrical release”, Roth said. “Here’s the thing: everyone is working to resolve it. Open Road has been amazing through this entire process. I really love them, they’ve been great. Even with whatever situation World View is going through, everyone is working together to find the best, cleanest, most positive resolution and get the film out in the widest release possible. I think realistically it would be in the August to September range. We wanted to have an announcement at Sundance. Trust me, I check in with the lawyers every day. Everyone is working to resolve it as soon as possible and we have hope to have an announcement within the next couple of weeks for the definite theatrical plan for the film. Everyone’s been so supportive. It’s almost been like “Save ‘The Green Inferno,'” in the same way that the students in the film want to save the Amazon”

Eli Roth’s (“Hostel”, “Cabin Fever”) The Green Inferno stars Lorenza Izzo (“Aftershock”), Ariel Levy(“Aftershock”), Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara (“John Carter”, “Machete”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”), Magda Apanowicz and actress/singer Sky Ferreria. Worldview Entertainment, a leading independent motion picture production and investment company, is financing and producing the horror thriller, which is directed by Eli Roth and based on a screenplay he co-wrote with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo.

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, directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone…and that no good deed goes unpunished.




About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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