Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of...
Rick Baker Retires
Special effects legend bigs farewell to Hollywood
Henry Cavill Exits Stratton
Simon West's action-thriller needs a new lead
Will Forte Signs Up For Keanu
Joining forces with Key & Peele and Method Man
Joe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptation
New Ant-Man Poster Dodges Bullets Online
Heroes don't get any bigger
Podcast #163: Simon Pegg
Manupmanship
Exclusive Point Break Featurette
Meet the daredevils behind the movie's scenes
Vin Diesel Teases New York As Fast & Furious 8's Main Locale
Big trouble in the Big Apple?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 May 2015
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Man With The Iron Fists (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Empire Star Rating
Hostel
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Eli Roth Talks The Green Inferno
On cannibals and directing again

05 February 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

eli roth ingkourious basterds

By now it's safe to say that horror guru and one-time Bear Jew Eli Roth is not a scaredy-cat. With Cabin Fever, The Last Exorcism and the Hostels under his belt, perhaps it comes as no surprise that he's going big (and not going home) with his cannibalistic return to the director's chair, The Green Inferno.

Speaking exclusively to Roth about one of his other projects - namely Netflix's upcoming horror / thriller TV series Hemlock Grove - we also took the time to ask about said Inferno as well as The Last Exorcism Part 2. 

Die-hard Cannibal Holocaust buffs will know that The Green Inferno was one of the English names for Cannibal Holocaust II, so some may already have guessed that Roth's film of the same name - co-written with newcomer Guillermo Amoedo - also features flesh-eating bad 'uns deep in the jungle.

The plot see student activists from comfy NYC travel to the remote forests of Peru to stage a protest but instead they discover a tribe of not-that-friendly cannibals. But this wasn't done in studios - Roth and co. saw places even David Attenborough would think twice about visiting.  

"We went in the Amazon deeper than anyone has ever shot a movie before. I went so far up the river, we went to a village where they had no electricity, no running water, and they never before had seen a movie or television."

"We had to explain to them conceptually what a movie was, and we brought a television and a generator and we showed them Cannibal Holocaust. They thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever seen, but we had to know whether they were down with it to let us in their village."

"Thank God no one got killed, but there were tarantulas, there were spider bites, there were snakes. It was insane. Everybody had to get de-parasited after we got back, but the footage was incredible. I’m just editing the material right now."

Is Cannibal Holocaust representative of the film’s tone?

"No. I love Cannibal Holocaust, it’s one of my all-time favourite movies, but I really wanted to do something that was much more like a Werner Herzog movie. I wanted it to look like The New World, The Mission, or Aguirre: The Wrath of God." 

The Green Inferno is earmarked for a 2014 release. Hemlock Grove will hit Netflix on April 19.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Exclusive Last Exorcism Part 2 Poster
Room for one, madam?
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)