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Eli Roth Is Set To Direct Again For THE GREEN INFERNO!!

The Kidd here...

Coming out of Cannes, Eli Roth is set to return to the director's chair for the first time in five years, having locked up a deal for THE GREEN INFERNO. What is THE GREEN INFERNO exactly? Roth isn't saying, and he's keeping those details under wraps for the time being, but the horror film is set to start shooting this fall in Peru and Chile. But this would mark the first time he's been behind the camera for a full-length feature since HOSTEL II. Does this mean we're not getting THANKSGIVING anytime soon?


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  • May 17, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    I thought this was a sequel to the Green Hornet


    ...Or the Green Lantern.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    I thought this was a sequel to Argento's Inferno

    by Franck

    ...Or Tower Inferno's sequel.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    What Became of the Funhouse Remake?

    by rabiddog6708

    I heard he was remaking the Tobe Hooper film THE FUNHOUSE, but, I guess, that fell through.

  • May 17, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    If this were on The CW

    by jim

    it would simply be titled "Inferno"

  • May 17, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Obviously some kind of take on Cannibal Holocaust

    by davidd85

  • May 17, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I can't stand this punk . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but he seems to have pontential for something that I actually like. Something that involves REAL horror. That Thanksgiving trailer is bad ass . . .

  • Seriously.

  • Eli Roth is a piece of shit, by the way. He almost single-handedly ruined Inglorious Bastards (no, I don't care how QT 'spells' it).

  • May 17, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    What happened to Cell?

    by syn_flood

    I'll believe this when I see something.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    one of the WORST scripts i've ever read

    by lennonisgod

    and that's saying something. it's typical roth torture porn bullshit. a group of kids travel to south america to shoot some KONY like video to stop deforestation and end up getting captured by a native tribe who are... you guessed it.. cannibals! the fact that they got someone to finance this is amazing. roth is a shucker and a jiver, i'll give him respect in that department.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by Denty420

    Has anyone ever drawn your attention to the remarkable resemblance that caricature of yours holds to Kirk Baltz in that one episode of 24?

  • May 17, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Dude got another job directing?

    by Jaster Mareel

    Quentin likes his blowjobs I guess, stubble and all.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    lennonisgod, if you are serious . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . then I take back what I originally posted about Roth still having potential. And I totally agree w/ whoever commented on his being in Bastards. He was God awful and embarrassing to watch.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    Wait a minute... Quint is in Cannes. The Kidd polishing his 17th TB of the week. Monty Christo in Dallas. Nordling is infected with the Prometheus score. Cpernicus is studying Marvel's dark energy. Nordling is waiting for the extended Director's Cut of John Carter on Blu Ray. Harry's not awake yet. Wild guess: I'd give it a day or two...

  • May 17, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    nice marmot

    by lennonisgod

    oh, i'm serious. there is, no joke, a scene in which the kids get the cannibal tribe high (i won't spoil how for you... it must be seen to be believed) in order to escape, but the tribespeople obviously get the munchies and eat one of the kids alive. i shit myself reading this thing.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    lennon,holy shit dude!

    by Jaster Mareel

    This sounds EXACTLY like Eli Roth so I completely believe you. cabin Fever had SOME interesting qualities...but was almost entirely a bullshit patchwork of other films highlighted by disgusting immorality. Hostel was total trash with bad effects and, like cabin Fever, immoral central characters. I thought Hostel II worked better because it had better effects, more sympathetic victims and a more focused storyline.....but ultimately still bullshit I can barely remember and have no interest in ever seeing again.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    @big jim...

    by Blue_Demon

    And if it were on Broadway in the 1970s it would be titled "Inferno!" Try it with any title...shorten them a bit and add the exclamation point (jazz hands optional). Hannibal! Gringo! Jake! (Raging Bull...unless Chinatown beats them to the punch) Koyaanisqatsi! (okay, that one's a stretch)

  • May 17, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST


    by ScaryJim

    what the fuck are you on about Wrath of Fett 'Immoral characters' do you ever watch horror films? Did you completely miss the point? Are you a fucking mormon or something?

  • May 17, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I don't know how Eli Roth got started.

    by Jaster Mareel

    I don't know if he's someone's nephew or what. It's certainly not because he has talent, this we all know. Cabin Fever made a splash because it reheated elements of classic film which teens of the time didn't know about, while at the same time "pushing the envelope" on gore and shitty characters. The idea of letting things go too far because you think others can handle it then it getting too late to help yourself is a good one used in many horror films and that's really the glue that holds Cabin Fever together. It also works because it feels like something, despite all the bizarre shit on display, could possibly happen. I thought there was enough onscreen that perhaps Eli could grow and become a passable horror director. He at least seemed to love the genre. Unfortunately, despite an EXCELLENT premise by The Big Red One, he focused on all the wrong areas and proved he really didn't know what the fuck he was doing. That film was successful based on the premise and the tits on display. Just being honest. Hostel II was unsuccessful because despite fixing some of the problems from the first film, it just felt like more of the same and most people had only gone to see the first one because of the intrigueing premise and the rumours about some of the more outlandish gore scenes, the eyeball for example. Since then he hasn't really done shit and we should all be thankful for that. Now it seems he's going right back to making the same mistakes he did before.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I think he means that the characters...

    by Blue_Demon

    have no moral center. Useless hedonists: Let's go get drunk and laid! Hard to root for people like that. In The Shining you had moral characters...Wendy and Danny who were trapped in a hotel with a murderous husband/father.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Is kidd the smug looking one dressed like a cowboy or the horse?

    by paul burnett

    cos after these latest posts i'm betting on the horse.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Cabin Fever

    by ScaryJim

    Is a fucking spoof. I won't defend anything else Roth has done because it's derivative but Cabin Fever had wacky Lynchian characters, random mentalness, some slightly squeamish bits and as someone put it ( might have been AICN) has the hilarious premise of teen sex comedy characters ending up in a horror film. I can understand if people were a bit upset because they thought it was going to be some hardcore nasty-fest but I liked it for what it was, yeah Hostels were disappointing. I can't get behind 'derp, they had no morals' though. If you want that watch some french horror films, they love torturing people for no reason- oh you can't, too much reading.

  • Coincidence? I think not.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    How long until a full length Rotten Fruit movie???

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 17, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Hornets and Lanterns and Arrows, oh my

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Fuck the color green

  • May 17, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Day, screen and cross code.

    by paul burnett

  • May 17, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Someone's letting that guy direct again?

    by Mugato5150

    Ok, good for him.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    @ blue demon

    by ScaryJim

    So every victim in a horror film should be beyond repute? That's no fun.

  • May 17, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    So it takes place in a jungle?

    by elsewhere

    I'm guessing.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    wendy and danny sympathetic characters? i hated those fuckers.

    by Waka_Flocka

  • May 17, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I just checked out his IMDB

    by D o o d

    he has made some seriously shitty films and some I've never heard of!

  • May 17, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    What happened to 'Thanksgiving'?

    by rapscallion86

    White meat, dark meat, all will be served!

  • May 17, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by The Shropshire Slasher

  • May 17, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Cabin Fever was good

    by Kakii

    However the Hostel was a bit meh, so was 2, infact I saw 3 the other day and it was better than them put together. Other than than cabin fever and the Grindhouse trailer he's done nothing really good. OK he produced The Last Exorcism and 2001 Maniacs but that means shit. We'll just have to wait and see

  • May 17, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I'll see Thanksgiving if Michael Biehn's in it...

    by Blue_Demon

    "Yep, that's blood all right." "Son of a BITCH!"

  • May 17, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    If you've still got it... Thanks.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Kidd News?

    by Karl Childers

  • May 17, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Where's the Maniac trailer?

    by Karl Childers

    I've seen it elsewhere for the past 24 hours. Elijah looks creepier than hid Sin City role.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Its so delicious and informative.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Is that title a reference to Cannibal Holocast?

    by Yelsaeb

    I shall assume it is.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    A possible Cannibal Holocaust sequel or reimagining.

    by Seth Gecko

    He rates CH as one of his favourite films ever. I am going to take a guess here and suggest it is a film about the making of with actors recreating the experience. The making of is almost as shocking as the film itself. All the main actors have disowned the film and Deodato was nearly jailed because people were convinced it was a snuff film. It is the most intense film ever made IMO. Never again will it be matched. Irreversible and Cannibal holocaust are simply two of the most pure films ever put to camera. Both have unmatched power to shock and question our morality. So convincing are they, that you forget you are watching a movie. Eli knows Deodato very well and anyone who has seen Hostel 2 knows he played the cannibal eating that poor bastard at the dinner table. I think it is a fair bet he and Deodato are writing this together.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Thank you blue demon, that's exactly what I meant

    by Jaster Mareel

    If I hate the main character, how the fuck am I supposed to identify with him? If I can't identify with him, why do I give a shit what happens to him? If I don't care what happens to him, there's no tension. If there's no tension, there's no film.

  • May 17, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    seth gecko

    by lennonisgod

    afraid not, man. this is just another torture porn effort from eli. hostel in the jungles of south america with a cannibal tribe.

  • May 17, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I want Thanksgiving

    by murray_hamilton

    that is all

  • May 17, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I had a Green Inferno once

    by KM

    shooting out my ass after too much Taco Bell. I wonder if this offering by Roth will be as entertaining.

  • The best thing Roth ever worked on was that Thanksgiving trailer, and he didn't even follow up with the actual film. Hell, he even got a chance to adapt a sophisticated yet gory STEPHEN KING ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE NOVEL, but passed on it at the last minute. This dude needs to come forward and actually make a good film or quit.

  • May 17, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Cannibal Holocaust is truly a powerful thing . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . cause I've never seen it, will NEVER see it, and I HATE it with a passion. Guess I have to give its makers props for getting such a reaction from someone who's only read about the thing. Listening to people such as seth gecko up there talking about it in talk-backs just makes my blood boil.

  • May 17, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Green Inferno (1988) dir: Antonio Climati.

    by Paddy_Oswaldo

    How original. Fuck Eli Roth.

  • May 18, 2012, 1 a.m. CST

    I've never seen CH either, I refuse to

    by Jaster Mareel

    I've been tempted a couple of times, but hearing from several sources that a big portion of the running time is just torturing and killing animals (for real) put it firmly in the =no fuckin' way= column.

  • Please, Roth, do something Not Torture Porn-y. I see glimpses of something better.

  • May 18, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by Retro

    I wonder if this will be a sci-fi, because he was working on one I know that. Maybe it will be a sci-fi/horror, like say 'Alien'...

  • May 18, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    No reason he shoulda waited so long for his next film.

    by knowthyself

    Only Cabin Fever was good.

  • May 18, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by Stephanie Ann Diaz

    I hope he does a cameo...ngl, he is delish!!!! :D

  • Green Lantern Green Hornet Green Inferno

  • May 18, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I only remember the pancake karate scene...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...which was quite awesome actually. If the entire movie consisted of just that one scene, it would have been far more memorable as a whole. The rest? Hmmm....a dog right? And a blonde girl? Loud guys and a truck? Woods...I definitely remember woods. And a cave too I think? They should have cast Bana as the 'Bear Jew' in Basterds...I think the low angle filming of Roth is because he's actually only a little taller than midget. But I've never met the guy so maybe he's actually shorter than a midget.

  • May 18, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    @nice marmot and @wrath_of_fett, I agree with you guys.

    by kevred

    CH is one of those 'never should have happened, and hopefully never will again' kinds of things. Between the advances in CG, the transparency of social media, and general notions of what's acceptable, I hope that something like CH would never be attempted again, or never be allowed if attempted.

  • With a running gag (Involving the N-Word) that was beyond sophomoric and just plain stupid (kinda like Transfformers 2.) CH had it's moments like crazy ass Dennis and the scene in which some asswipe purs listerine on his Dick after screwing some chick who got infected by the flesh eating virus. Other than that, it was underperforming and Roth's Cinema Career should have ended right there.

  • May 18, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Hey guys, interesting fact...

    by Jon Forbing

    I don't read I bet a lot of people who come here don't. AICN's job is to put up things that they think their readers will find interesting. Sometimes they get their info from exclusives, sometimes from other websites, sometimes from industry rumors, etc. If everyone read every movie site (which apparently some of you super-cool guys do), then each story could only be reported once. That's not the way it works, you fucking retard geeks.

  • which now has 33,000 views on youtube, and unlike this horror remake. I know. I know it will be a horror masterpiece and an original film. I honestly am pretty damned bummed that aicn didn't post something about the trailer here, but hey that ship sailed, trust me. the film will find the audience and i have no doubt no doubt whatsoever that it surprise horror fans. this is rob step up from the devils rejects, just you watch... fuck do you see some of the red hues ans suspiira and kubrickian like es it has. I don/t want to compare, compare is to fail. I just want to believe that again the world underestimates robs ability to make entertaining films.

  • May 19, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST


    by TheJudger