by: S. Scott Stanikmas
It looks like Eli Roth’s “lost movie” has finally found its way out of the jungle! After being completed for almost two years and being delayed for about a year due to financial difficulties, The Green Inferno will see the light of day and get a theatrical release.
Roth’s film, which is about a group of activists who are captured by the cannibalistic tribe that they are looking to keep protected, was stymied by financial backers who couldn’t agree on producing credits and who was going to pay for marketing. As a result the film got held up in limbo, with only a handful of people at various festivals having seen it.
Enter Jason Blum and his Blumhouse production company. Like most production companies, they have their down moments (Ouija, The Boy Next Door), but they’ve also proven themselves with some excellent horror films like Sinister, The Purge films and the excellent drama Whiplash. Blum has picked up Roth’s film and will distribute it through his Blumhouse Tilt banner alongside Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing.
The Green Inferno will now hit theaters this September 25 and I couldn’t be happier. Take a look at the trailer below, it looks utterly horrific. It’s a terrifying concept – to be eaten alive by the same people you’ve come to save. I can only imagine it’s going to be very squirm-inducing.
I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen from Roth on the directing end. I liked both Hostel movies and thought Cabin Fever was both scary and funny. I know I’ll be there day one to see The Green Inferno…I just won’t be bringing any snacks when I do.