It’s been six years since we’ve had a slice of horror from director Eli Roth, instead only getting him as a producer on various projects since his 2007 “Hostel: Part 2.” While Roth is making his way to TV (on Netflix) with the anticipated new series “Hemlock Grove,” the gore-loving filmmaker is finally making his directorial return to the big screen not with torture nor a flesh-eating virus, but this time just good ol’ human eating.
“The Green Inferno,” co-written by Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, follows a group of New York City students traveling to Peru with means to stage a protest only to end up in the hands of a tribe of cannibals. The first image of “The Green Inferno” has finally hit the web and it’s saturated in blood and terror that is sure to satiate the long-awaited cravings of any Roth fan. The nearly unknown cast includes Lorenza Izzo and Ariel Levy (both in the upcoming “Aftershock,” produced by and starring Roth), Sky Ferreira (“Putty Hill”), Daryl Sabara (“Spy Kids”), and Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X”).
The film has yet to get a distributor or a release date.