Worldview Financing Thriller 'The Green Inferno' Directed by Eli Roth
by Alex Billington
May 17, 2012
Time for horror fanatic/freak/filmmaker Eli Roth to finally step back behind the camera. Roth has been producing and even starring in numerous films, including some earthquake thriller called Aftershock (where that photo above is from) but hasn't directed anything since Hostel: Part II in 2007. Announced in Cannes today, Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce Eli Roth's new horror thriller, The Green Inferno, which he says was "inspired by filming in Chile" and will begin production in fall this year in Peru and Chile. This will be Roth's much anticipated directorial follow up to the Hostel horror franchise.
While I will say there's something peculiar about that title, The Green Inferno, unfortunately they only state that "story details are being kept tightly under wraps." Damnit, I hate when they do this. Nothing at all?! We can't even speculate on anything, all we've got is that it's a "horror thriller" inspired by Chile, and that's it. Though Roth himself does drop a few hints in a quote as part of the press release for this news. He states:
"I've had an amazing few years producing, writing and acting, and am very excited to get back in the director’s chair. I've been working on this idea for several years, and was inspired by filming in Chile and cannot wait to get back," said writer-director Eli Roth. "Worldview backs my vision and believes in me, and is giving me the support I need and the freedom to take risks and make something daring and terrifying. I believe this will be the scariest and most intense film I have made to date. I want to audiences worldwide to feel my return to directing was worth the wait."
He definitely has my attention with those kind of statements, but I hope they hold true in the end. I wish we had some idea what this was about. "Eli has an excellent track record of writing and directing high quality, commercially successful films of this genre. We are big fans of his work and very excited to be a part of his next project," said Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow. Eli Roth last co-wrote, produced and starred in Nicolas Lopez's thriller Aftershock, currently in post production. He also produced and co-wrote The Man with the Iron Fists for RZA and produced The Last Exorcism: Part II for StudioCanal. I know he has a very specific fanbase, but I'm curious to see what this Green Inferno is and how it turns out. Stay tuned for more.