Eli Roth is a talented genre writer and director. With films like Cabin Fever and Hostel, he is a innovative horror mind that has created fan favorite content that has garnered serious attention. His latest effort, The Green Inferno, was wrapped nearly two whole years ago, and yet the film has still not seen the light of day. With massive budgetary issues and lack of marketing the distributors for the film shelved the projects release leaving fans wondering when we would finally get to see this mystic property on the big screen, or any screen.
The first trailer or the film dropped early last year giving us a glimpse into what we are missing and it looked brilliant. It was quintessential Roth and it ooked promising. The problem is, that was almost two years ago! Open Road production bough the films distribution rights out of the Toronto film festival two years ago, but issues with marketing and budgets unfortunately left the film collecting dust. The good news is that universal and Blumhouse had scooped up the rights from Open Road and our finally giving this film the release it seserves.
Check out the trailer!
Here’s the synopsis:
New York college student Justine (Lorenza Izzo), a lawyer’s daughter, meets a student activist named Alejandro (Ariel Levy) when he goes on a hunger strike on behalf of underpaid janitors. Smitten, Justine agrees to help Alejandro undertake his next project: to save the Amazon. She soon learns to regret her decision when their plane crashes in the Peruvian jungle and she and the rest of their group are taken captive by a tribe of hungry cannibals.
Variety broke the story, advising that Blumhouse in conjunction with Universal and Focus pictures, have officially bought out the rights and are planning to release the film on over 1,000 screens, and employing a digital campaign to spread awareness of the film.
This is fantastic news and all Eli Roth fans, and Eli Roth himself need to thank Blumhouse for the scoop and release so that this film can finally be enjoyed by a mass audience! The film is set to release i theaters September 25th of this year!
So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the news for the release? Are you excited to see this film? What do you think of the trailer and the synopsis? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.