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