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Cannibal Holocaust video game adaptation to leave a bad taste in your mouth

April 08, 2020 1 min read

Italian director Ruggero Deodato, in collaboration with Fantastico Studio, has announced a video game sequel to his notorious 1980 film, Cannibal Holocaust. In development for release on PC and consoles later this year, it's expected that Cannibal will put the "graphic" in its "interactive graphic adventure."

Cannibal will see players guide a cast of hapless characters through the oppressive, unmapped jungles of Borneo, where I assume nothing untoward will happen at all. Little detail is available on the project at this point, but Deodato - director of grim pictures like The House on the Edge of the Park and Cut and Run - is confirmed as writer/director, with Fantastico Studio responsible for developing the Unity-based title.

Cannibal Holocaust, released at the height of the Euro-horror boom, is a pioneer of the "found-footage" genre, which would be later made famous by films such as The Blair Witch Project and REC. It tells the story of a group of (thoroughly unlikable) documentary-makers who journey deep into the Amazon rainforest, an area cheerfully 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.

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