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.