Good news, gore hounds! Eli Roth’s ode to cannibal movies, The Green Inferno, will officially hit theaters later this summer from Blumhouse Productions’ BH Tilt label. The announcement came in the form of a video via Roth’s official facebook page and it was clear that the two friends were excited for things to come:
BREAKING: The Green Inferno IS COMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! Saved by Blumhouse Productions, COMMENT AND SHARE with your excitement! Thank you everyone for your unending support, it helped save this movie!!
Posted by Eli Roth on Monday, June 1, 2015
“BH Tilt is a forward thinking label that is helping to redefine how genre movies can be released. I want to express my deep gratitude to the fans for their incredible support of this movie and to everyone at Blumhouse and Universal for making sure fans can experience the film in theaters across the country,” said Roth.
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum echoed his excitement to bring the film to fans by saying, “When we launched BH Tilt we said our goal was to be part of the continuing evolution of distribution, whether it is through changing marketing strategies, changing revenue sources or changing windows. We are excited to capitalize on new developments in distribution and marketing to bring Eli’s movie to horror lovers across the country.”
BH Tilt will release the film along with Universal Pictures and High Top, where the companies will debut The Green Inferno on approximately 1,000 screens and promote the film by employing a targeted digital campaign focused on creating awareness and engagement among genre fans.
The movie had since been tangled up in legal issues, indefinitely delaying its scheduled release date from 2014. For the fans who did get to see the movie at festival screenings and the like, it was divisive, to say the least. It looks like everyone will finally get to weigh in in just a few short months!