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Will Wharton

is a man who needs no introduction. Making a literal splash landing in the horror scene with 2002's Cabin Fever, the talented young writer/actor/director managed to impress further with Hostel, and left a memorable impression after his star making turn in 's Inglourious Basterds. Sadly though, the self proclaimed gore-hound hasn't jumped back behind the camera in quite some time. This is all set to change in 2013 with the release of Roth's eagerly anticipated The Green Inferno. Cinephiles will recognize the name as the UK title for classic horror, Cannibal Holocaust 2. An apt comparison perhaps, since the early word on Roth's new movie is that it's said to be somewhat inspired by the prequel to that movie.

The story involves student activists from NYC traveling to the remote forests of Peru and discovering a tribe of nasty cannibals. What seems to be setting this project apart from the rest is the fact that Roth has dragged his ENTIRE CREW deep into the amazon INTO CANNIBAL TERRITORY (probably) to get the movie made.

Empire spoke to Roth recently to see how the production was progressing:

We went in the Amazon deeper than anyone has ever shot a movie before. I went so far up the river, we went to a village where they had no electricity, no running water, and they never before had seen a movie or television."

"We had to explain to them conceptually what a movie was, and we brought a television and a generator and we showed them Cannibal Holocaust. They thought it was the funniest thing that they had ever seen, but we had to know whether they were down with it to let us in their village."

"Thank God no one got killed, but there were tarantulas, there were spider bites, there were snakes. It was insane. Everybody had to get de-parasite after we got back, but the footage was incredible. I’m just editing the material right now.

Sounds exciting huh? Hopefully some of that danger will translate into the finished product! The Green Inferno will hit theaters at some point this year.


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