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Eli Roth shoots The Green Inferno in two weeks, reveals details of shoot

10.25.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Eli Roth will finally get behind the camera again to direct THE GREEN INFERNO, a tale of cannibals and their meals in the Peruvian jungle. During a recent chat with Movieline, Roth revealed a handful of small but interesting tidbits about the location where the flick will be shot.

THE GREEN INFERNO is evidently shooting somewhere along the Amazon River, a place, as Roth says, "so far up the Amazon, no one has ever shot there. The last person anywhere near there was Werner Herzog for Aguirre, the Wrath of God."

Roth and his small crew will be working in a small village populated by a people who have never even seen a film. To help familiarize them with the concept - since they'll be appearing as extras - Roth and his producers took a rather unusual approach. Read on for the amusing story:

"We said, ‘Can we shoot here?’ and talked to them, and our producers said ‘We have to explain to them what a movie is. They’ve never seen a television... So we brought a generator and set up a television. I thought they were going to show them E.T. or The Wizard of Oz, but they showed them Cannibal Holocaust to see how much they could handle."

That makes... sense, I suppose. Thankfully for the production team, the locals didn't take a cue from the movie and break out the bibs. "The villagers thought it was the funniest thing they’d ever seen," according to Roth.

In exchange for their cooperation, the crew is apparently donating a boat, medical supplies and other goods to the villagers, which seems like a fair trade. Hopefully they'll all get screen credit too, or at least a crack at the Craft service table.

THE GREEN INFERNO begins production in two weeks. It concerns an idealistic student and a group of naive do-gooders who are captured by cannibalistic Indios after their plane crash lands in the Peruvian jungle.


Roth's THANKSGIVING and HOSTEL II actress, Jordan Ladd

Extra Tidbit: Are you anxious for Roth to direct a new film?
Source: Movieline

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