Eli Roth's delayed horror film 'The Green Inferno' due in September

Director Eli Roth's cannibal horror movie 'The Green Inferno' is finally headed to theaters

Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno" is finally ready to emerge from the jungle.

The cannibal horror movie is set to hit theaters Sept. 25, more than a year after its original intended release date, from Blumhouse Productions' BH Tilt label and Universal Pictures, the companies announced Monday.

The tale of student activists who travel to the Amazon to save the rainforest but get more than they bargained for, "Green Inferno" represents Roth's first film as a director since 2007's "Hostel: Part II." The cast includes Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns and Daryl Sabara.

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Roth, a veteran horror maestro and proud provocateur, debuted "Green Inferno" at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, after which it was acquired by Open Road Films. Though slated for release Sept. 5, 2014, the movie was pulled from the calendar at the 11th hour.

Open Road is no longer involved with the film, which will be released on about 1,000 screens. Jason Blum's Blumhouse, which signed a 10-year production deal with Universal last July, seems a sensible match for "Green Inferno," as the company specializes in low-budget genre fare such as "The Purge" and "Insidious" movies.

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