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Eli Roth's The Green Inferno to spawn a sequel; Aftershock's Nicholas Lopez to helm

09.09.2013by: Kevin Woods

Earlier this morning we dropped our review of Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO on you (check it out HERE), fresh off of the films worldwide premiere screening this past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now we have the word that Roth is already plotting a sequel to the gorefest, only he won't be in the directors seat for this go-around.

The Hollywood Reporter shared that Roth and Worldview Entertainment are already planning a sequel to cannibal horror-thriller THE GREEN INFERNO, with AFTERSHOCK director Nicolas Lopez taking the helm. Reportedly the sequel will be titled BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO. Damn, I love that title! Very evocative of the 70's, wouldn't you say?

BEYOND THE GREEN INFERNO's plot is being kept under tight wraps. Roth will present and produce the sequel, based on a script he wrote with Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo. Lopez - who worked on the script for THE GREEN INFERNO - and Miguel Asensio Llamas of Sobras International Pictures are also producing. Says Lopez...

“After writing and scouting all over Peru, we realized that The Green Inferno had an expansive universe and that we would love to visit it again and go deeper into the jungle. Our plan with Beyond the Green Inferno is to make a sequel in the tradition of Aliens, where the creative team went bigger, darker and scarier into the unknown. Eli has been an amazing creative collaborator and has set the groundwork for an entire universe of stories we're both incredibly excited to tell."

Roth agrees, adding...

"We quickly learned there's an entire world of stories, legends, myths and monsters in that jungle. It's endless. Living in isolation, we saw firsthand just how far and deep we could take the world of The Green Inferno. I'm thrilled to hand the directing reins to Nicolas Lopez, who has been a key part of my creative team from the beginning of this project and I know will make an incredible film.

"We don't want to give away any plot secrets, only that we want to take the story to an even darker and scarier place on all levels. Shooting begins when the rainy season ends and it's safe enough for us to return with another 'adventurous' filmmaking team. We're thrilled to produce the film with Worldview Entertainment, who has been an incredible, supportive partner right from the start.”

As for THE GREEN INFERNO, we're hoping to hear word on when it will be hitting theaters soon. THE GREEN INFERNO has the following synopsis:

How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.

Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz, and Sky Ferreria all star.

Extra Tidbit: Are you excited for THE GREEN INFERNO?

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