A rumor has been swirling around the Internet this weekend that Troma would be releasing Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno (review) after the studio posted about it on its social media pages. Knowing this was highly unlikely, we reached out to Roth and can now confirm this is NOT happening.
Earlier this month financier Worldview Entertainment balked at ex-CEO Christopher Woodrow’s commitment to provide the P&A (promotion and advertising) for the film. Open Road confirmed that the release date was scratched but had no further comment.
Apparently Worldview has been going through a restructure since Woodrow’s abrupt and largely unexplained exit, and the company, now run by Molly Conners, put a freeze on all of his commitments and is scrutinizing every deal that was made. Green Inferno has been caught in that snare.
Director Roth previously tweeted the news as well, explaining, “Everyone is working to solve this ASAP. Thank u for understanding!”
We’ll keep you posted as further information comes in.
Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Sky Ferreira star in the film.
From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who 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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