Eli Roth, the “Hostel” horror maestro, has obtained financing to write, direct and produce his latest thriller, “The Green Inferno,” from independent production company Worldview.
The New York-based company made the announcement on Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.
This will be Roth’s much anticipated directorial follow-up to the enormously successful “Hostel” franchise, which collectively grossed over $300 million worldwide.
Roth co-wrote the screenplay with “Aftershock” co-writer Guillermo Amoedo, from an original story by Roth.
Roth will direct and produce the film alongside Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, Worldview COO, Molly Conners, and Sobras International producers Miguel Asensio Llamas and Nicolás Lopez.
Production will begin in the fall of 2012 in Peru and Chile, where Roth recently produced the earthquake thriller “Aftershock,” currently in post production.
Tobin Armbrust, President of Worldwide Production and Acquisition, picked up the film for Exclusive Media. Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, is launching “The Green Inferno” for the first time to international buyers at the Marché du Film in Cannes. CAA will handle the domestic sale.
Worldview is currently in production on Guillaume Canet’s crime thriller, “Blood Ties,” starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and James Caan. The company is also financing Atom Egoyan’s West Memphis Three biopic, “Devil’s Knot,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, slated to begin in June.