The Hollywood Reporter
With the Toronto International Film Festival in full swing, some surprising and not-so surprising stories been coming out on a regular basis. Next on the news docket is the first talk of a sequel to Eli Roth’s latest film, The Green Inferno. Read on for details.
According to THR, Roth and Worldview Entertainment are already plotting a sequel to cannibal horror-thriller The Green Inferno. However, Roth has decided not to sit in the director’s chair this time. Instead, he has tapped Nicolas Lopez (Aftershock) for the job. Beyond the Green Inferno‘s plot is being kept under tight wraps. Roth will present and produce the sequel, based on a script he wrote with Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Lopez — who worked on the script for The Green Inferno — and Miguel Asensio Llamas of Sobras International Pictures are also producing.
“After writing and scouting all over Peru, we realized 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,” said Lopez.
“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 firsthand 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 said. “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.”
The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013.
Tickets to screenings for Midnight Madness are now available for individual purchase. Purchase tickets online 24 hours a day at the official TIFF 2013 website or by phone Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433.
How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism and has a healthy appetite for intruders.
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