Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Release Date Postponed Indefinitely

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Bad news for Eli Roth fans.  Roth’s first directorial effort in six years, The Green Inferno, had been scheduled to hit theaters early next month on September 5th, but now Open Road Films has scratched that plan and looks to be dropping the film, putting the Green Inferno release date up in the air for the moment.  Per Deadline, the reason for the delay has to do with financier Worldview Entertainment, which is not keen on maintaining the P&A (aka “print and advertising”) commitment that was set by ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow.  With the company refusing to pony up the cash needed for the marketing campaign, Open Road has opted to scratch plans to release the film.  More after the jump.


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A number of debut posters for some upcoming releases have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Kill the Messenger – A colorful debut Kill the Messenger poster for the dramatic thriller based on the true story of a journalist who was the target of a smear campaign by the CIA.  Jeremy Renner stars and the film opens on October 14th.  Check back tomorrow for the trailer.
  • Deliver Us from Evil – The clever first poster for director Scott Derrickson’s upcoming psychological horror film, which stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Olivia Munn and opens July 2nd.
  • Wish I Was Here – The first theatrical poster for director Zach Braff’s new dramedy, which revolves around a struggling actor and husband coming to terms with his father’s death.  Click here to read my review.  The film opens July 18th.
  • The Green Inferno – The first poster for director Eli Roth’s new cannibalistic horror film, opening on September 15th.
  • Life of Crime – The debut poster for the Jackie Brown prequel starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, and Tim RobbinsClick here to read Matt’s review.  The film opens August 29th.

Hit the jump to check out the aforementioned posters.

First Trailer for Eli Roth’s Cannibalistic Horror Film THE GREEN INFERNO

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The first The Green Inferno trailer has arrived.  The film marks Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth’s first directorial effort in six years and revolves around a group of American student activists who travel to the Amazon and are taken hostage by cannibals.  This trailer doesn’t get too deep into the plot, but it does evoke a rather unnerving tone as one of the characters finds herself, well, in a bind.  The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and drew strong reactions from the audience, with many noting that they physically couldn’t stomach some of the scenes.  In short, expect Eli Roth’s signature level of gore applied to the practice of cannibalism.

Hit the jump to watch The Green Inferno trailer and click here to watch Steve’s video interview with Roth from TIFF.  The film stars Lorenza Isso, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, and Kirby Bliss BlantonThe Green Inferno opens in theaters on September 15th.

Ti West and Eli Roth Talk THE GREEN INFERNO and THE SACRAMENT, Theatrical Cuts vs. Extended Cuts, Their Thoughts on VOD, and More at TIFF

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Last week, at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with directors Ti West and Eli Roth.  West was in attendance for his film, The Sacrament, while Roth was there for The Green Inferno.  While I had a lot of questions about both films, since almost all of you won’t be able to see them before watching the interview, I decided to ask questions that wouldn’t spoil the films and instead focus on filmmaking.  During the interview, they talked about being at TIFF, what it was like showing the films for the first time to an audience, what the films are about, theatrical cuts vs. extended cuts, their thoughts on VOD, upcoming projects, why they both shot with the Cannon C300 camera, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

TIFF 2013: Acquisition Deals for Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO, Zack Parker’s PROXY, and Cory Monteith’s Final Movie MCCANICK

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The latest in TIFF 2013 acquisitions:

  • The Green Inferno – A sequel is already in the works, so Eli Roth wrapped up a bit of business in selling the U.S. distribution rights for the first movie to Open Road Films.  Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Daryl Sabara  play a group of student activists who are taken hostage by a tribe of cannibals in the Amazon.
  • Proxy – IFC Midnight acquired the North American rights to the thriller about “a pregnant young woman seeks consolation in a support group after she is viciously attacked by a hooded assailant.”  Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg star in the Zack Parker-directed feature.
  • McCanick – Well Go USA picked up the U.S. rights with plans for an early 2014 theatrical release.  Directed by Josh C. Waller, the police drama follows a narcotics detective over the course of one day.  David Morse, Ciaran Hinds, Mike Vogel, and the late Cory Monteith (in his final film) star.

See the press releases after the jump.

Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Getting a Sequel; Nicholas Lopez to Direct BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO

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Eli Roth’s first directorial feature in six years, The Green Inferno, just had its world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness lineup at the Toronto International Film Festival last night, but a sequel is already moving forward.  Worldview Entertainment announced today that Roth will “present and produce” the follow-up Beyond the Green Inferno, with Aftershock helmer Nicholas Lopez stepping in to direct.  Roth and Lopez wrote the screenplay with Guillermo Amoedo and filming is set to commence in Chile and Peru next spring.

Plot details for the sequel are being kept under wraps, but Lopez said their plan is to make a film akin to Aliens in that it will go “bigger, darker, and scarier into the unknown.”  The Green Inferno revolves around a group of American student activists who travel to the Amazon and are taken hostage by cannibals.  Hit the jump to read the press release for Beyond the Green Inferno.

TIFF 2013 Midnight Madness Line-Up Announced; Includes Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO and Lucky McKee’s ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE

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Last week, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its line-up for the Galas and Special Presentations categories.  Today, they have revealed the nine movies in their Midnight Madness line-up.  While I was hoping that Bong Joon-ho‘s Snowpiercer might make a showing here, there’s no such luck.  Instead, genre fans will try to content themselves on other films.  Midnight Madness will kick-off with All Cheerleaders Die, then new film from Lucky McKee (The Woman).  The other notable inclusion is The Green Inferno, Eli Roth‘s first directorial feature since 2007′s Hostel: Part II.  While these may be the genre movies with recognizable names, keep in mind that Midnight Madness can play host to great surprises.  For example, two years ago, a little film called The Raid absolutely brought down the house.

Hit the jump to check out the line-up.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Lorenza Izzo Talks AFTERSHOCK, Her Unique Casting Story, Working with Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez, THE GREEN INFERNO, and More

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Opening this weekend is Aftershock, a fictionalized disaster film loosely based on the 2010 Chilean earthquake, staring Eli Roth as Gringo, an American divorcée touring through Chile with his friends Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolas Martinez).  After meeting a trio of beautiful women (Andrea Osvart, Lorenza Izzo, and Natasha Yarovenko) the group heads out for a night of drunken debauchery, but when a devastating earthquake hits they must do whatever it takes to survive a night of recurring aftershocks, escaped convicts, and panicking civilians.  Directed by Nicolas Lopez, Aftershock takes a decidedly “genre” approach to the subject matter setting up death after bloody death and delivering on gruesome effects.  Aftershock is available in select theaters and on VOD May 10th.

At a recent press day for the film I sat down for a one on one interview with Lorenza Izzo.  We talked about her unique casting story, working with Eli and Lopez, working with practical effects, shooting The Green Inferno, and more.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say.


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Eli Rothis one of those guys who seemingly never stops working.  Whether serving as director, producer, actor, or some combination thereof, he’s always got a bounty of projects on the table.  This year is no different and first up is The Last Exorcism 2, opening March 1st, for which Roth returns as producer.  Part 2 continues where the first film left off, Louisiana farm girl Nell (Ashley Bell) is found alone in the woods with her family dead and no memory of what happened.  As she tries to build a new life for herself in New Orleans pieces of her past begin to resurface and she discovers that the demon inside her is in no hurry to let her go.

I recently landed an exclusive phone interview with Roth.  He talked about coming up with a new approach for the sequel, the difficulty of titling the sequel, and whether fans can expect to have their questions answered.  He also talked about getting back in the director’s chair with The Green Inferno, shooting in the Amazon, the status on Thanksgiving, stepping into television format with Hemlock Grove, and working with Ti West on The Sacrament.  Check out the full transcript after the jump.

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.


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Steve walked the floor at the American Film Market (AFM) early this morning and managed to bring back some detailed synopses for the following films:

Hit the jump to check out all the detailed synopses, which include production start dates.


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Premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was the natural disaster thriller, Aftershock.  Co-written by star Eli Roth and director Nicolas LopezAftershock centers on a group of young partygoers in Chile who find themselves surrounded by death and destruction when a violent earthquake brings the town down around them.  You can watch some footage here.  Also, Dimension just picked up the rights to Aftershock, so you can expect to see the film for yourself sometime next year.

Before the world premiere, I sat down with Roth and Lopez for an extended interview.  They talked about premiering at TIFF, how they ended up working together, the genesis of Aftershock and how the original idea was to make a sci-fi movie, being distributed by Dimension, and a lot more.  In addition, with Roth and Lopez involved in a number of other projects, I got updates on Clown, The Green Inferno, and RZA’s The Man With the Iron Fists which Roth called a “hip hop kung fu Avengers” and who did the soundtrack.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

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