I have long sung the merits of the cannibal film and have prayed for the mainstream return of this much maligned sub-genre. I count Ruggero Deodato’s disturbing, but wonderful, Cannibal Holocaust among my favourite films of all time.
In fact, I have a self-penned cannibal script sitting gathering dust… For now.
However, it seems that Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth is about to step up to the plate and take us back into the man-munching jungles of South America.
He will take us into the heart of The Green Inferno.
Variety have reported that The Green Inferno is apparently inspired by Italo Mondo films like Cannibal Holocaust and Antonio Climati’s 1988 Natura Contro (also known as The Green Inferno or, unofficially, as Cannibal Holocaust II).
The film follows an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle.
Production is set to begin in autumn in Peru and Chile.
More as it comes…
SOURCE – Variety