Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO Delayed!

Eli Roth's Horror Film

The Eli Roth-directed Amazon cannibal tale The Green Inferno had been scheduled to hit theaters on September 5th, but now Open Road Films put the film release date up in the air for the moment due to an issue over who will cover the marketing expenses.

Distributor hasn’t commented yet on whether or not The Green Inferno will end up getting a later release date or if this goes straight to video.

Roth’s first directorial outing in six years premiered in the Midnight Madness program at 2013 TIFF. The response was beyond his wildest dreams and Roth also announced the sequel titled Beyond the Green Inferno. Apparently, those looking to see Roth’s cannibals work their magic next month will have to wait a while longer.

I find it interesting that this film is having release issues not because of its genre, but in regards to its behind-the-scenes business dealings. The cannibal genre is the controversy itself and has disappeared since its peak in the early-to-mid 80s.

Regardless, Roth is already busy editing his next directorial effort, the Keanu Reeves­-starrer Knock Knock.

Watch the latest trailer for The Green Inferno.

Directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel franchise), THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a tribe from extinction. In an unfortunate twist of fate, when the group arrives, they are taken hostage by the very cannibals they sought to protect.

The poster makes it look like one hell of a gang bang.