1. Like Hostel, Eli is seeking to take you into a whole new concept of fear you were not even aware of!
As a group of young activists take action against a company looking to mine some resources in a remote section of the Amazon Rainforest, they discover the natives they are trying to defend are not exactly grateful. Similar to the story in the grind-house classic, “Cannibal Holocaust”, Eli Roth is taking the story into his own hands and putting a completely new and modern take on the old classic. The Green Inferno was an alternate title for Antonio Climati’s 1988 horror Natura contro, also known as Cannibal Holocaust II.
This will be Eli’s first time directing since Hostel back in 2005 and it looks like it has Roth’s name all over it! Starring Lorenza Izzo (“Aftershock”), Ariel Levy (“Aftershock”), Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara (“John Carter”, “Machete”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”), Magda Apanowicz and actress/singer Sky Ferreria.
Eli wrote the script with Guillermo Amoedo, the same guy who also wrote “Aftershock” to which Eli Roth starred as “The Gringo.” While the film has been well under way since summer of ‘12, Eli has just started the train of hints and reveals that will follow the film into its 2013 release. While on short talk-show tour recently, he gave a few hints about how shooting was going..
“The location that we found is truly spectacular,” he said. “It’s so far up the Amazon, no one has ever shot there. The last person anywhere near there was Werner Herzog for Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” The village is so remote, in fact, that Roth says locals had never seen a film before. “We said, ‘Can we shoot here?’ and talked to them, and our producers said ‘We have to explain to them what a movie is.
They’ve never seen a television,’” Roth recalled. “So we brought a generator and set up a television. I thought they were going to show them E.T. or The Wizard of Oz, but they showed them Cannibal Holocaust to see how much they could handle….The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen.”
What makes this film so unique is no doubt the way Eli is going about shooting it. In the classic Herzog style, Eli and his small crew will be in the middle of the rainforest, no electricity and no plumbing..While this may sound like the plot for a horror movie in and of itself, Roth is hoping to capture the most organic feel possible. While the concept of the raging tribal cannibal has gone all but forgotten the past decades, if there is anybody who can resurrect the exploitation cannibal genre, it’s Eli Roth!
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