Eli Roth's TIFF Cannibal Horror 'The Green Inferno' Planning Sequel
The latest horror film from Hostel director Eli Roth hit the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival last week in the Midnight Madness section, and now THR reports that The Green Inferno already has a sequel in development. The first film follows a group of student activists (Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton) from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they're trying to save. However, this time Roth will not be behind the camera, and has hired his Aftershock director Nicolas Lopez for the job. Read on!
The sequel is called Beyond The Green Inferno, but plot details are currently unknown. And while Roth is not directing, he will present and produce the film which he co-wrote with Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, who helped write the original. Lopez says:
"After writing and scouting all over Peru, we realized that 'The Green Inferno' had an expansive universe and that we would love to visit it again and go deeper into the jungle. Our plan with 'Beyond the Green Inferno' is to make a sequel in the tradition of Aliens, where the creative team went bigger, darker and scarier into the unknown."
That's quite a bold claim by naming one of the best sequels of all time, but that's the hype machine for you. Roth also added, "We quickly learned there's an entire world of stories, legends, myths and monsters in that jungle. It's endless. Living in isolation, we saw firsthand just how far and deep we could take the world of The Green Inferno. We want to take the story to an even darker and scarier place on all levels." The film will return to Peru when the rainy season ends and it's safe for production to commence. Meanwhile, the film is expected to arrive in theaters sometime this year.