Director Eli Roth took to his Facebook page today to announce that his long-awaited horror film The Green Inferno has finally been set for release on September 25, 2015. The filmmaker teamed up with producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions company for the release. The Green Inferno will open against The Intern, Before I Wake and Hotel Transylvania 2 on September 25. Here's what Eli Roth had to say on his Facebook earlier today.
"BREAKING: The Green Inferno IS COMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! Saved by Blumhouse Productions, COMMENT AND SHARE with your excitement! Thank you everyone for your unending support, it helped save this movie!!"
Back in August 2014, less than one month before The Green Inferno was set to hit theaters on September 5, 2014, the movie's release was delayed indefinitely. The movie was pulled due to the financial difficulties of the production company Worldview Entertainment, which had previously committed to providing publicity and advertising for the horror film. But, after Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow abruptly left the company last summer, several of his "extravagant commitments" were frozen by new CEO Molly Conners.
The Green Inferno, Eli Roth's first directorial effort since 2007's Hostel: Part II, stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton and Magda Apanowicz. The story follows a group of college activists who travel to Peru to stage a protest and help save an endangered tribe, only to discover that these natives are actually cannibals. Eli Roth also has Knock, Knock starring Keanu Reeves hitting theaters later this year. The thriller is set for a June 26 release in the U.K., but no U.S. release date has been given. Check out Eli Roth's video with Jason Blum where he announces the release date for The Green Inferno.