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Eli Roth on Green Inferno release, was 'blown away' by Cabin Fever remake

03.11.2015by: Kevin Woods

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I was so looking forward to seeing Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO last year and was disappointed when it was pulled from release only a few weeks before it was set to hit theaters. There seemed to be some light at the end of the dark tunnel back in January when Roth gave an update on the status of his cannibal film, as his team was working hard to resolve the issues keeping the film from seeing a theatrical release. Now Roth has spoken with IGN, giving more insight into the troubles plauging the films release, as well as sharing his thoughts on the upcoming CABIN FEVER remake.

When asked if there was any news on when THE GREEN INFERNO would finally see a release, Roth shared...

No there’s not, but I will say this. All I hear on Twitter and Facebook – no matter what I Tweet now, people say ‘Yeah shut up, where’s Green Inferno?’ Trust me when I say there are no less than four lawyers from different companies on conference calls and email chains every single day trying to work this out. I was hoping to have it resolved today or by Monday so we could do something to hopefully have it out this summer. That’s what everyone’s working towards. To have it out August or September. But I was 90 days out from a release, there was a trailer and posters in theatres, and it got pulled. So please don’t hold me to anything, but trust me when I say everybody is all over it working it out. We’re at the one-yard line, but I’ve also been there before so I don’t want to say anything, but I just thank everyone for their patience and understanding. And it really helps when people Tweet ‘Please release it, please release it’ – it keeps the fire burning, but everyone is working to resolve it.

I have been dying to see this one and the wait for THE GREEN INFERNO has been torturous. I'm just hoping the wait will be worth it.

Roth also spoke about the remake of his 2002 cult film CABIN FEVER, which we learned was being remade with Travis Zariwny (INTRUDER) directing. The strange thing about this production is that it was said to be a shot-for-shot remake using Roth's original screenplay for CABIN FEVER. Roth shared with IGN that he's seen the remake and that he was 'blown away' by it, stating...

It’s great. And I’m saying that honestly. I saw it and I was blown away. I couldn’t believe it. Travis Zariwny the director did a fantastic job. They came to me exactly a year ago and said ‘We want to remake Cabin Fever using your original script.’ You’ve got to realise that from an egotistical point-of-view I wrote Cabin Fever when I was 22-years-old. Right out of university. And for six years everyone told me ‘This is an un-makeable piece of shit.’ So the fact that the same script would get made twice and that 20 years later, 20 years after I originally wrote it, it got sent around Hollywood and people were reading the same dialogue. I looked at it as like staging a play – as an experiment I just wanted to see how it would turn out. So I came on as one of the executive producers – I was actually shooting South of Hell, the TV show, so I was unable to be there during the shoot. And I saw the cut and thought that what Travis did was so smart – he kept the original script, but he changed the deaths, so all the kills are different. You don’t know how they’re going to come. I was watching it, and he didn’t tell me that he did that and I was so happy he did – because nobody wants to see a re-do that’s the same thing that they already know. So he leads you in one direction, with the audience thinking that the know what’s coming, then puts a fantastic spin on it. And it looks awesome – it’s a really fun movie. I’m happily surprised at how it’s turned out.

No word yet as to when we'll see THE GREEN INFERNO or the remake of CABIN FEVER head our way, but as always we will keep you updated.

Extra Tidbit: Which film are you most looking forward to: the CABIN FEVER remake or THE GREEN INFERNO?
Source: IGN

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