Open Road Delaying Eli Roth's Horror 'The Green Inferno' Indefinitely

August 7, 2014
Source: Deadline

The Green Inferno

If you were excited about seeing The Green Inferno, the return of director Eli Roth behind the camera after six years away, we're sorry to say that you're going to have to wait longer. And unfortunately, we can't tell you just how long you'll have to wait as Deadline reports Open Road Films has removed the film from their release calendar. It was originally slated to be released on September 5th, but apparently some problems behind the scenes with financier Worldview Entertainment has forced the hand of the distributor, delaying the film indefinitely, with no indication of when and/or how the film will get released.

Reportedly the issue is that Worldview Entertainment is not prepared to follow through on the print and advertising deal made by ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow, who was apparently known for extravagant commitments, and they're holding every single one of his previous commitments under serious scrutiny. Sadly, that means The Green Inferno is caught in the crossfire, though it's been made clear that this has nothing to do with the film's quality. It sounds like this is just a sad tale of bureaucratic bullshit holding back the release of a film, and that's a bummer for fans of horror and Eli Roth. It's not clear of Open Road will wait for this to clear up, or if they'll just have the film go straight-to-video or VOD. Someone else might step up and cover the costs too. We'll do our best to keep you posted with the latest info. Upset?

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  • Jonathan
    Bummer...I guess.
  • Mike
    I'd rather see this on video. I'm embarrassed I enjoy Eli Roth films. This way no one has to know I watched it.
  • JohnDaggett
    I'm pissed
  • SkyNet300
    Noooooo I was so excited for this movie! I heard a podcast with the director on The Nerdist and he talked about the crazy things that when on during production.
  • Nielsen700
    Well, that sucks.
  • Meh. Eli Roth bores the heck out of me.
    • cuckoozey
      He bores me too, but I was actually looking forward to this sort of reboot of Cannibal Holocaust. Seems like it would've made a great summer release.
  • Xerxexx
  • TheOct8pus
    I'm surprised they're not spinning this delay as "discomfort with the movie's extreme content". They're guaranteed a hit if they spin it that way....the same way Cannibal Holocaust was banned in several countries, which just made more people want to see it.
  • OfficialJab
    I'm looking forward to this. Eli should just leak it online if this doesn't clear up. That will make them act just so that they can get some cash from it. Weird title.
    Nope. Haven't heard anyone who has seen it say anything positive.
    • NickB82
      Probably because you don't know anyone who has seen it. Lying sack of shit.
  • Robert Marvin
    This was my most anticipated movie of the year. 2014 has been a horror void!
  • Ruben Lopez
    This is dissapointing I was really looking forward to seeing this movie in September.
  • Damn! I was looking forward to sinking my teeth into this one. Sorry, that was in bad taste. Still, shame to see it delayed.
  • Rose Schulstadt
    I like watching films about natives and stuff and wish this was out, any other good films like this, or like the previews? I don't necessarily want gore, but I like to know what the fffffing is out there for the rainforest, etc.
  • Rose Schulstadt
    Hope this film comes soon




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