Over the past few weeks word has begun to leak out (starting at the close of the Cannes Film Festival) that Eli Roth has set up his return to directing (he hasn’t made a feature since ‘Hostel: Part II’) by selling distribution rights to the flick known as ‘The Green Inferno’. Well, Variety is reporting here that Roth’s flick will be about Cannibals, and will have a spiritual tie of sorts to the cult classic ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ (presenting either a really good or really bad sense of irony, depending on how you tie that in to current news events). After the jump you can see the little bit about the plot that’s known right now, but as someone who thinks that Roth has a world of talent but has yet to really harness it, I’m hoping that this could be the one for him. You can read more below…
Here’s what the story says the film will be about:
Apparently 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”), “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 for the pic.
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