Last year, as we approached the September debut of Eli Roth’s much-anticipated The Green Inferno, it was pulled from its release indefinitely due to some behind-the-scenes bullshit. Now, after many months of silence and leaving fans in the dark, Eli Roth spoke up about the film’s fate.
While doing the rounds at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, in which his film Knock Knock was premiering, Roth revealed that the dust has settled around The Green Inferno and that we can expect it in theaters later this year.
“As of right now, all systems are go for the theatrical release,” Roth told Indiewire. “Here’s the thing: everyone is working to resolve it. Open Road has been amazing through this entire process. I really love them, they’ve been great. Even with whatever situation World View is going through, everyone is working together to find the best, cleanest, most positive resolution and get the film out in the widest release possible.” As far as an actual date, Roth says we might see it as early as August of this year. “I think realistically it would be in the August to September range.” Let’s hope they can get it set in stone this time, because another delay could mean the end for The Green Inferno.
The Green Inferno follows…
…a group of student activists who 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.
It stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton.
21 thoughts on “We might actually see Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno this year”
It was inspired by Cannibal Holocaust, which pretty much has the same premise. Look cool, though!
This is good news! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this film forever. I even took it off my anticipated list because I was afraid it was never going to get released.
I know, right? It’s just too bad we have to wait until August or September, though!
I haven’t been following this production really at all; shame it’s been experiencing difficulties. I really am keen on seeing this despite the stupid ass director.
Yeah, I can’t say that I genuinely love any of Roth’s films, but I am excited to see his stuff regardless. This one I heard was actually pretty good and plenty gruesome. Hopefully it’s worth the wait!
I feel like I’ve waited so long for the Green Inferno that they’ve mowed it over and put up a parking lot.
Hahah, no kidding! It’s kind of ridiculous that it has been done and finished just sitting on a shelf somewhere for so long. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get delayed again!
It’s about fricken time. I actually bought tickets for a scheduled screening at a horror festival in Australia last year, but the studio pulled the film last minute
What!? No way! What a tease that is, man. It’s nice to see it finally getting a release, but I’m pretty bummed that it’s so far off.
I was pissed to say the least. Probably will be even later in Australia too
You’re probably right about that. Bummer!
I really enjoy most of the Italian cannibal movies, so I’m at least curious about this one. I haven’t really liked anything that he’s done…I can’t really get over the unlikable characters.
Still, the man is vocal about his love for Deodatto and it seems like his heart is in the right place. I’m interested in checking it out.
You said it, man. Roth is without a doubt a huge fan of horror, which is nice to see a filmmaker making movies that he has a passion for. But you’re right, his characters are just so… bleh. I’ve been hearing good things about this one, though, so who knows.
Yeah cannibalism 😀
Yay! That is good news, I didn’t know it had been pulled from it’s release. I have been waiting AGES for this film and kind of lost hope that it was coming out.
It’s great to see that it will finally see the light of day! I think a lot of people did the same thing, just sort of gave up on it. I just hope it’s worth the wait!
I think it will be worth the wait, I mean the trailer is sick as hell, I love it XD
Haha, you’re definitely right about that. If it’s as good as the trailer then we don’t have anything to worry about!
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Aaaand lookie here! Ryan at Rhino’s Horror has some news about Eli Roth’s very, VERY delayed release (it was supposed to open in early September of 2014, and the movie made its festival premiere at TIFF in 2013, so it was already kind of overdue) of The Green Inferno! As you may recall, the long-awaited theatrical release from Open Road was bumped just weeks before it opened. Apparently the plan is still to release it in theaters, due to a change in management at World View. Read on for more information on Roth’s estimated theatrical release date…