After a long delay, Eli Roth’s highly anticipated cannibal film The Green Inferno saw its DVD release in the U.S. back in January of this year. Before its original release date in 2013, Roth announced that Nicolas Lopez, friend and frequent collaborator, would be directing a sequel, Beyond the Green Inferno. News about the sequel has been nonexistent since, until now. It seems the film is still alive and in the works.
The Wrap uncovered a little tidbit while writing a story about Roth producing a short film for his digital genre brand Crypt TV. Near the end of the write-up The Wrap stated “The writer-director-producer is currently in development on a sequel to his slacktivism slasher film The Green Inferno.” That gives us that we will indeed see a sequel at some point. As for who will be directing and if the title will remain Beyond the Green Inferno, we do not know at this time.
The Green Inferno, which received rave reviews (including from us), follows a group of college students on a trip to the Amazon to protest a clear-cutting operation. When their plane crashes into the rainforest, they learn they are not alone. Taken by a group of tribal hunters, they learn that they’re on the menu. And that no good deed goes unpunished. The film is bloody, high-tension, and utterly amazing.