Eli Roth is preparing to shoot his next feature film, The Green Inferno, in two weeks, reports Movieline. It's his first feature film since helming Hostel: Part II in 2007 (since then he also directed the upcoming Netflix series "Hemlock Grove").
According to the site, Roth will be heading to the Amazon and using up to 200 native villagers to play extras in his cannibal tale and he recruited them by holding a "screening" Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust.
"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,'" Roth told Movieline. "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."
Roth said the villagers found Cannibal Holocaust "the funniest thing they had ever seen.".
The Green Inferno follows 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.