We saw a bunch of images, a poster and a shocking and truly unsettling trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, and then all of a sudden it was pulled by Worldview due to financial problems. The cannibal tale has already been seen by critics as film festivals, and the homage to the Italian cannibal horrors of the 70’s and 80’s is said to be astonishing, and not for the easily offended. Basically Roth is back on top form.
So when the Hell will we get to see it?
Last January Roth gave a quick update, saying the film was nearing a deal to get a release in either August or September this year.
This week Roth spoke with IGN to promote Clown, and he gave a very honest and heartfelt response to those fans demanding to see the film:
“No there’s not [any updates], but I will say this: All I hear on Twitter and Facebook – no matter what I Tweet now, people say ‘Yeah shut up, where’s Green Inferno?’ Trust me when I say there are no less than four lawyers from different companies on conference calls and email chains every single day trying to work this out,” Roth revealed. “I was hoping to have it resolved today or by Monday so we could do something to hopefully have it out this summer. That’s what everyone’s working towards. To have it out August or September. But I was 90 days out from a release, there was a trailer and posters in theatres, and it got pulled. So please don’t hold me to anything, but trust me when I say everybody is all over it working it out.”
Roth clearly understands fans desire to see this film, and he really feels our pain, but thankfully he ended of a slightly more positive note, once again saying they are aiming for an August or September release this year:
“We’re at the one-yard line, but I’ve also been there before so I don’t want to say anything, but I just thank everyone for their patience and understanding. And it really helps when people Tweet ‘Please release it, please release it’ – it keeps the fire burning, but everyone is working to resolve it.”
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.