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.

It’s unclear when and how The Green Inferno might reach viewers now, as it’s possible that the pic could simply go straight to VOD or be released through some other less-costly route, but Deadline notes that behind-the-scenes talks are ongoing in order to find a solution.  Another distributor will likely swoop in and snap the film up at some point, but its fitting fall-centric release date will likely come and go.

Roth co-wrote, produced, and directed The Green Inferno, which revolves around a group of American students who are taken hostage by cannibals in the Amazon.  Though the pic’s release strategy is in limbo, Roth is already busy shooting his next directorial effort, the Keanu Reeves­-fronted thriller Knock Knock.

Watch the trailer for The Green Inferno below:

Directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (Cabin FeverHostel franchise), THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction.  In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very cannibals they sought to protect.

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  • Burns

    They probably dropped it cause it was trash.

    • Frank

      I heard it didn’t TASTE well with audiences. Get it!? Cannibal humor! HAHAHAHAHA

      • LEM

        The premise was hard to chew.

      • SadBatman

        The plot was overcooked.

    • Frank

      I heard it didn’t TASTE well with audiences. Get it!? Cannibal humor! HAHAHAHAHA

  • brNdon

    Time to call his buddy QT for backup.

    • LEM

      Or be the next multimillionaire to beg fans to crowd fund their “passion” project.

  • RobD

    Could it be that finally some one realized Roth is a talentless hack? Correction: he is talented at promoting himself.

    • Doot

      This!

  • Colin Christian

    This looked fun. Roth is hit or miss,but I was curious about this one. Pooh.

  • Colin Christian

    This looked fun. Roth is hit or miss,but I was curious about this one. Pooh.

  • Farrell

    “Though the pic’s release strategy is in limbo, Roth is already busy shooting his next directorial effort, the Keanu Reeves­-fronted thriller Knock Knock.”

    He’s done shooting that and it’s in post. He said so on the latest Nerdist podcast…research guys!

  • Farrell

    “Though the pic’s release strategy is in limbo, Roth is already busy shooting his next directorial effort, the Keanu Reeves­-fronted thriller Knock Knock.”

    He’s done shooting that and it’s in post. He said so on the latest Nerdist podcast…research guys!

  • doc

    If you are a Eli Roth fan, you’re going to see this regardless of advertising. At this point it wouldn’t help to promote the film anyway. Just release it and let it die like it would even if it was marketed like The Avengers.

  • doc

    If you are a Eli Roth fan, you’re going to see this regardless of advertising. At this point it wouldn’t help to promote the film anyway. Just release it and let it die like it would even if it was marketed like The Avengers.

  • Ozweego

    Movie looked like garbage anyhow. Better off it sits on a shelf then becomes another 0% folly on RT

  • mattinacan

    the only good thing that hack has ever done is kill hitler

  • https://www.facebook.com/MyPassion4Life?ref=hl Javan Clark

    About time someone stopped paying to make this garbage. Torture Porn is not horror, yet for some reason Eli Roth has been dubbed a “horror master” in the media.

  • lord jim

    I don´t get the hate for Eli Roth, yes he steals from better movies (and cannibal holocaust this ain´t gonna be) but tarantino does that too, yes his movies are garbage, but they are entertaining, unapologetic garbage which you can´t say about most horror movies that are coming out these days, and this one looks like nasty fun and has been shot on location in the bloody jungle so why the hate?i have been actually waiting for this one.

    • Fabdex

      Not being “Cannibal Holocaust” is a pretty good thing.

      • lord jim

        well most horrorfilm fans consider it a classic and the greatest cannibal movie ever made.it was the first movie with found footage elements, it is still the only movie about cannibals that actually has some social commentary, the cannibals are not the villains, while the reporters are behaving like barbarians to get good footage, it has a great score and cinematography, it´s very disturbing and effective and it´s still talked about.so you might not have enjoyed it, but i don´t get your point.

  • suave

    well obviously is a masterpiece, thats why no one wants to release it

  • Yurine

    They probably saw the film and thought “Oh shit we bought this?”.

  • suckmydick

    About time we had a film making fun of every insufferable young rich white kid that loves other cultures.

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