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Eli Roth Feels The Aftershock
He's starring in the horror thriller

06 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Eli Roth Feels The Aftershock

Throw your mind back to late 2010, when we reported on Eli Roth collaborating with filmmakers to produce two very different horrors. Well, one of them – earthquake thriller Aftershockis now shooting in Chile and it’s been revealed that Roth is starring in the movie.

Aftershock was birthed by Chilean director Nicolas Lopez, based on his experience during the 2010 earthquake that hit his country. He wrote the script with Roth and Guillermo Amoedo, cranking out a script that sees inmates escaping from an insane asylum on an island during the tremors. While character info is being kept under wraps for now, Roth has revealed that he’s taking the lead and that Selena Gomez is making a cameo.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Nicolas Lopez since his remarkable debut Promedio Rojo and have watched him grow into one of the best young filmmakers out there,” Roth said in a statement picked up by Deadline. “He has the incredible combination of commercial sensibility with an artistic eye, and what he has done here in Chile with their film industry is revolutionary. This collaboration marks the beginning of what we call Chilewood, making genre films for the global market using all the resources Chile has to offer. We are making a smart elevated disaster genre movie with superb production value, something really big. The film’s going to be very scary, very intense, and very real.”

Distributors are now pitching to take the film on, and it’ll also be tagged with the Hostel man's Eli Roth Presents label.


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I clicked the story hoping to hear that he was tackling a serious minded earth quake project, but alas, that seems not to be the case. Though the home grown nature of this Chilean project is intriguing, the whole 'insane asylum' premise does more to turn me off than the quake aspect does to get me hyped. I can only hope Brad Bird is one day able to get his 1906 off the ground, because the threat posed by sudden bouts of extreme seismic activity is little understood by the public at large, and a More

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