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Eli Roth gets ready to aftershock audiences

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The horror maverick may be more well known for his sadistic Hostel films and his turn at clobbering Nazis with a baseball bat next to Brad Pitt, but it seems that for his next stab at cinema, the actor-director will be taking part in a little seismic activity instead.

Directed by Nicolas Lopez, Aftershock stars Roth and has begun shooting in Chile. Based on the experiences that Lopez encountered in his nation after the devastating earthquake of 2010, Roth will play the lead role while Selena Gomez will have a cameo experience.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Nicolas Lopez since his remarkable debut Promedio Rojo and have watched him grow into one of the best young filmmakers out there,” Roth said to Deadline.

“He has the incredible combination of commercial sensibility with an artistic eye, and what he has done here in Chile with their film industry is revolutionary. This collaboration marks the beginning of what we call Chilewood, making genre films for the global market using all the resources Chile has to offer”.

“We are making a smart elevated disaster genre movie with superb production value, something really big. The film’s going to be very scary, very intense, and very real.”

Sounds interesting, and so far, few other details have escaped the camp, leading one to wonder how exactly an earthquake can be scary? We’ll just have to wait and shake I guess.

Last Updated: February 7, 2012

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