It’s been a while since we talked about Eli Roth’s directorial effort THE GREEN INFERNO. I’d actually kind of forgotten about it to be honest with you. So, imagine my surprise when I hear a sequel is on the way! Where the hell was the original?
Turns out the films just been kind of hanging around and just finally had its big debut up at the TIFF during the events Midnight Madness portion. It must have gone well because the lights had no sooner dimmed in the theater and news dropped that BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO was a go!
It appears that pretty much the entire team that work on THE GREEN INFERNO will be along the ride on BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO but Roth will hand over the director chair to long time collaborator Nicolas Lopez who just handled some director duties for Roth in AFTERSHOCK.
Here’s a few quotes about the upcoming project.
From director Nicolas Lopez: “After writing and scouting all over Peru we realized that that ‘The Green Inferno’ had an expansive universe and that we would love to visit it again and go deeper into the jungle. Our plan with Beyond the Green Inferno is to make a sequel in the tradition of ‘Aliens’, where the creative team went bigger, darker and scarier into the unknown. Eli has been an amazing creative collaborator and has set the groundwork for an entire universe of stories we’re both incredibly excited to tell.”
And Roth chimed in: “We quickly learned there’s an entire world of stories, legends, myths and monsters in that jungle. It’s endless. Living in isolation we saw first hand just how far and deep we could take the world of ‘The Green Inferno’. I’m thrilled to hand the directing reins to Nicolas Lopez, who has been a key part of my creative team from the beginning of this project and I know will make an incredible film,” Roth told the site.
“We don’t want to give away any plot secrets, only that we want to take the story to an even darker and scarier place on all levels. Shooting begins when the rainy season ends and it’s safe enough for us to return with another ‘adventurous’ filmmaking team. We’re thrilled to produce the film with Worldview Entertainment, who has been an incredible, supportive partner right from the start.”
Hopefully we’ll have some release info for you soon on THE GREEN INFERNO.