First Image and Official Synopsis for Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

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Eli Roth has kept busy these past years with acting and producing roles, but his new film The Green Inferno will be his first feature directing gig since 2007′s Hostel: Part II.  Roth has released a brief synopsis for The Green Inferno on his Tumblr: “A group of student activists from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.”  As you can see from the image, The Green Inferno looks like Roth’s spin on cannibal horror movies.  I didn’t care for Hostel, but maybe Roth’s new flick has eased up on the torture porn.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film stars Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), and Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X).  Click here for Steve’s interview at TIFF with Roth where he talks about The Green Inferno.

Via Worldwide Entertainment.

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  • Jesse

    ” I didn’t care for Hostel, but maybe Roth’s new flick has eased up on the torture porn.”…….you realize this is a cannibal film?

  • Steve

    Apparently because kids with White Guilt are especially delicious.

  • sense 11

    Its torture porn, the most worthless of movie genres and I’m sure that blond woman will be pulled apart and eaten just like the rest of the cast.

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  • Pedro

    Fratty college boys first. Sexually active college femmes second. Self-righteous white saviors soon.

    Annoying Americans are not safe abroad.

    Obese abroad next victims?

  • Wega

    It is so obviously more torture porn. ‘The Green inferno’ was the name of the documentary the crew was shooting (the film within the film) in ”Cannibal Holocaust’. Basically it will be people being eaten in front of the camera.

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  • misterg

    I really appreciate torture porn makes a ton of money which legitimizes it in the film industry, but surely Mr Roth has a bit more leverage to make something a bit more intelligent. A producer once told me; no music videos should be directed by anyone older than 30. I agree and feel the same should apply for torture porn.

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  • KWestern1155

    Give Eli a break.. Horror movies are pure fantasy, but allow us to confront our deepest fears — in the case of cannibal genre, the childhood fear of being eaten. Despite the PC bias of contemporary media, evidence points to the fact that we all have cannibals in our ancestral lineage.

    It’s interesting that many real-life anthropologists have visited indigenous tribes that were either once cannibalistic, or, still practice some form of magico-religious cannibalism today. Those primal rituals include the consumption of already deceased family members, enemy captives, or people accused of sorcery. So, instead of being ‘food’, in their primitive theology, your spiritual essence is assimilated into the body of the cannibal(s) that eats your flesh — a controversial theological comparison is the practice of Catholic Communion, something that made the Vatican wary when Spanish explorers confronted the Aztecs..

    The scientific conclusion on cannibalism: It’s not the taboo that Euro-American society has made it out to be, and must be judged in the context of cultural relativism. Many anthropologists have stated in interviews and lectures that they would ‘probably’ partake in a cannibalistic meal, if invited by their tribal hosts. Celebrity cannibal hunters Bruce Party of the BBC, is one such explorer; in New Zealand, Rick Williamson of New Zealand, lives with South Pacific tribes, and has eaten human at special occasions (while coming close to ending up on the menu himself).

    If you don’t take Eli Roth too seriously, his films, however gory, are fun, much like taking a roller coaster. The themes of ‘The Green Inferno’ go back to literature like Robinson Crusoe, and the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The idea of emulating Werner Herzog’s ‘Aguirre’ as cinematic art is admirable.

    Hopefully, ‘The Green Inferno’ will serve as entertaining escapism for the 16-to-25 demographic, and, we’ll all be amused at the stupidity of our our unfortunate protagonists as they end up in the bellies of an Amazonian tribe.

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