Eli Roth To Direct New Horror Film, The Green Inferno

We don’t know yet what will become of Eli Roth‘s long-promised big-scale, sci-fi disaster picture Endangered Species, but it’s at least been finally been announced that he’s getting ready to direct another feature.

Called The Green Inferno, I at first expected it was the same project as Species – both titles are evocative of Eco-nightmares – but this one is being touted as a horror picture.

Roth himself says, in the press release:

[Financiers] Worldview backs my vision and believes in me, and is giving me the support I need and the freedom to take risks and make something daring and terrifying. I believe this will be the scariest and most intense film I have made to date. I want to audiences worldwide to feel my return to directing was worth the wait.

What I really enjoyed about the Hostel films was their anger, and their political resonances. I hope that Inferno proves to have some fire of its own, and ideally another, sharply focused target.

Roth has co-written the film’s screenplay with Guillermo Amoedo, his collaborator on the upcoming earthquake thriller, Aftershock, which Roth has produced for director Nicolás López. Inferno is to be filmed later this year, partly in Peru and, as was Aftershock, in Chile.