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Eli Roth's cannibal thriller Green Inferno gets new release date

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Eduardo Moreno

It’s been almost eight years since Eli Roth’s last feature as a director, Hostel: Part II, hit theaters. That’s set to change on Sept. 25, when BH Tilt, Universal Pictures, and High Top release The Green Inferno. 

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Green Inferno has been around for a while. Filmed in late 2012 and early 2013, the Amazon-set movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, where Open Road Films picked up the distribution rights. The original release of Sept. 5, 2014 came and went without the film opening in theaters, putting its status in question. 

The story follows a group of young, American activists, who travel to the Amazon in search of remote tribes. After a plane crash, they eventually do find the natives, who are a bit more blood-thirsty than imagined.