Italian director Ruggero Deodato, in collaboration with Fantastico Studio, has announced a video game sequel to his famous 1980 film, Cannibal Holocaust. In development for release on PC and consoles later this year, Cannibal is expected to put the "graphics" into its "interactive graphics adventure".
Cannibal will see players guiding a troop of hapless characters through the oppressive, unmapped jungles of Borneo, where I suspect nothing untoward will happen at all. Few details are available on the project at this point, but Deodato – director of spooky images like The House at the Edge of the Park and Cut and Run – is confirmed as writer/director, with Fantastico Studio responsible for developing the title. based on Unity. .
Cannibal Holocaust, released at the height of euro-horror, pioneered the found-footage genre, later made famous by films like The Blair Witch Project and REC. It tells the story of a group of (totally unsympathetic) documentarians who travel deep into the Amazon rainforest, an area happily known as "The Green Inferno". There, the protagonists record their encounter with two warring tribes, disturbing the peace in order to sensationalize the footage.
Things don't work out, surprisingly enough.
Notorious for its disturbing scenes of violence, brutal aggression and despicable animal atrocities, Holocaust Cannibal's social commentary is smothered in its visceral horror, which many critics felt presented hypocrisy to any "deeper meaning" attempted. by the film's narrative. Incredibly, Deodato would find himself in a Milan court just over a week after the film's premiere, forced to prove that the deaths featured in his film were in fact fake. The director had to demonstrate special effects and confirm that the stars were alive, healthy and eaten very little.
Thanks for reading what must be the surreal news I've written for 2022 so far. Cannibal is set to launch this winter on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.
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