Toronto: Eli Roth, Worldview Re-Team for ‘Green Inferno’ Sequel

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Pic will be directed by 'Aftershock' helmer Nicolas Lopez

“Toronto”  Following the midnight world premiere of cannibal caper-shocker “The Green Inferno” in Toronto on Saturday, Worldview Entertainment and director-producer Eli Roth have announced they will continue their partnership for the sequel, “Beyond the Green Inferno.”

Pic will be directed by Nicolas Lopez, whose “Aftershock” (produced by Roth) bowed at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Roth will present and produce the sequel, and co-script with Guillermo Amoedo and Lopez.

Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow, COO Molly Conners will also produce alongside Lopez and Miguel Asensio Llamas of Sobras International Pictures. Maria Cestone and Sarah E. Johnson will executive produce for Worldview.

CAA, which is repping “Inferno” in Toronto, arranged financing and will rep domestic rights for the sequel.

Although plot details are staying in the pot for now, principal lensing will start in spring 2014 in Chile and Peru, where the original was also shot.

Buyer interest in “Inferno” fired up Sunday, with a U.S. sale of the pic (which closed deals for numerous territories pre-fest) expected before the end of the festival.

Roth is also in Toronto as producer of Ti West’s “The Sacrament”—which Roth described to Variety as “very smart, dark, straight-up go-for-the-throat horror.” The pic world preems Sunday night in the Vanguard program.

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  1. Reblogged this on HORROR BOOM and commented:
    Wow, we only need one hand to count the number of reviews online for the “Green Inferno” premiere at TIFF Midnight Madness (as of this writing, anyway) and they’ve already got a deal in place for a sequel (and a great title). We happened to catch this because we’ve been up since E0513 of Breaking Bad aired Sunday evening and it took us this many hours to wind down and pretend we do NOT have to wait a week to see who survives the shootout (er, spoiler alert, retroactive) cliffhanger. Since it’s getting light out and we have to accomplish some things tomorrow–that is, today–we’ll have to post reviews for Green Inferno later. So far, the consensus among the three reviewers was 1. not enough characterization 2. a little too long to get to the action 3. goriest film ever from Eli Roth (practical effects provided by Greg Nicotero) and the last act does not disappoint — an absolute Grand Guignol (rather than torture porn) gore extravaganza that one blog swore would NEVER get an R rating unless about ten minutes were cut. Most think it’s going to need to go to VOD because it might be too brutal even for the average theater-going horror fan. To which we say THEN BRING IT ON, BITCH! (Oops, another line from last night’s Breaking Bad episode).

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