Eli Roth to direct intense horror The Green Inferno

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Eli Roth is to return to directing after a five year absence. He will helm The Green Inferno , a horror project he's been developing during his time off.

Not much is known about The Green Inferno 's plot, but Roth has promised it will be "Daring and terrifying," and "The scariest and most intense film I have made to date."

Roth said: “I’ve had an amazing few years producing, writing and acting, and am very excited to get back in the director’s chair. I’ve been working on this idea for several years, and was inspired by filming in Chile and cannot wait to get back.”

“Worldview backs my vision and believes in me, and is giving me the support I need and the freedom to take risks. I want to audiences worldwide to feel my return to directing was worth the wait.”

Eli last picked up a camera to help his old mate Quentin Tarantino, by shooting the Nation's Pride bits of Inglourious Basterds . But his last full feature was Hostel 2 , way back in 2007.

Since then Roth has proven himself to be an impressive producer, helping found footage possession flick The Last Exorcism to the big screen, and on its way to becoming a fully fledged franchise.

Production on The Green Inferno will begin at the end of the year, in Peru and Chile.