Deodato Talks Cannibal Holocaust 2
Italian director Ruggero Deodato, whose last horror picture was the rarely seen 1993 giallo THE WASHING MACHINE, has revealed to Fango that he is seeking to make a follow-up to his notorious 1980 splatter epic CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. ?I want to do it?I have written two stories,? says the director, who notes that he will be busy until February shooting his new serial for Italian television. ?One is a very metropolitan story, like CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST but set in Rome. The other is closer to the original, and set in the jungle. I hope that it will be possible to shoot it, but I don?t know. Just now in Italy, it is not easy to find financing.?
Thankfully, Deodato (who says he has ?no idea? when the upcoming American HOLOCAUST DVD is slated to be released) confirms that if CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST 2 does forge ahead, there will be none of the cruelty toward wildlife that helped make the original film controversial. ?No?I am finished with that, no more,? he says. ?I was stupid to introduce animals.?
Courtesy of Fangoria