When I first saw the news, I almost didn’t believe it. I had just about given up on ever seeing Eli Roth’s cannibal survival-epic The Green Inferno, which was unceremoniously pulled from a slated theatrical release last year—and has since been stuck in a frustrating limbo-state that seemed terminal.
But after pinching myself and rubbing my eyes, the news on Variety this morning hadn’t changed:
Eli Roth’s Green Inferno set for September 25th Opening [1 year and 2 weeks after it’s original release date].
Let the celebration begin!
The Green Inferno was slated for theatrical release in September 2014 through Open Road and their promotional arm Worldview Entertainment. Several weeks before this, Worldview fired their founder and CEO Chris Woodrow amidst claims of unrealistic financial commitments. Since then, the film has been stuck in limbo—until today’s news, that is.
Eli Roth conceived of The Green Inferno as a tribute to Italian cannibalism films of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. While “The Green Inferno” is the name of the film-within-the-film in Cannibal Holocaust, Roth’s Inferno is an original stand-alone.
According to this morning’s report in Variety:
“Blumhouse will release “Inferno” through its BH Tilt label in collaboration with Universal and Focus’ High Top Releasing on approximately 1,000 screens and promote the film by employing a digital campaign focused on creating awareness and engagement. Open Road is no longer involved.
“The Green Inferno” is a “wild, fun ride that took us deeper into the Amazon than anyone has ever taken a film crew,” said Roth. “BH Tilt is a forward-thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released. I want to express my deep gratitude to the fans for their incredible support of this movie and to everyone at Blumhouse and Universal for making sure fans can experience the film in theaters across the country.”
Synopsis: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone – and that no good deed goes unpunished.
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