There was a time when Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno seemed doomed to languish in distribution purgatory. Now, with a new distributor (Blumhouse) and a release date on the not-too-distant horizon (September 25th) fans are literally chomping at the bit to finally see this film.
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.
On June 1st, Variety reported:
“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.”
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.
With exactly three months to go until The Green Inferno hits theaters stateside, the folks at Blumhouse have released a new trailer, one that combines beauty and savagery in a way most horror fans swoon for. Without further ado, we’re happy to share this piece of brilliance with you:
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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