Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eli Roth talks 'The Green Inferno' cannibals

Roth in 'Inglorious Basterds'
In an exclusive over at EmpireOnline.com filmmaker Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism) gave the scoop on his upcoming film, The Green Inferno.

The tale of NYC student activists who head to Peru to do some protesting, Inferno puts the kids at odds with some unfriendly cannibals. According to the article, "Die-hard Cannibal Holocaust buffs will know that The Green Inferno was one of the English names for Cannibal Holocaust II, so some may already have guessed that Roth's film of the same name - co-written with newcomer Guillermo Amoedo - also features flesh-eating bad 'uns deep in the jungle."

Says Roth, about theout-of-the-studio trek into the wild setting:
We went in the Amazon deeper than anyone has ever shot a movie before. I went so far up the river, we went to a village where they had no electricity, no running water, and they never before had seen a movie or television... 
We had to explain to them conceptually what a movie was, and we brought a television and a generator and we showed them Cannibal Holocaust. They thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever seen, but we had to know whether they were down with it to let us in their village... 
Thank God no one got killed, but there were tarantulas, there were spider bites, there were snakes. It was insane. Everybody had to get de-parasited after we got back, but the footage was incredible. I’m just editing the material right now.
The Green Inferno is scheduled to be released in 2014, and stars Lorenza Izzo from the Roth-produced Netflix horror series Hemlock Grove.

-Larissa Mrykalo

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