Eli Roth is best known for bringing us the cinematic classic, Hostel, and of course, Hostel: Part 2. However, he's also given himself a small acting role in each of his directorial efforts, as well as a much larger (and pretty great) part in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. It looks like he's taking this acting thing pretty seriously however. For his next project, Aftershock, he's not only writing and producing, he's also the star. And depending on how you feel about Roth as an actor, that may or may not be a bad thing. Check out the debut trailer for the earthquake-centered horror/drama below, and you make the call.
Aftershock premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received extremely mixed reviews. The film doesn't have an official release date yet, but a 2013 release is expected.
Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin’- hot women, cool dudes, great wine, and the wildest parties. For a hapless American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth — except that he just can’t hook up with the ladies. Gringo’s luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes — Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo) and her serious sister Monica (Andrea Osvárt) — who agree to accompany them on a trip to the coastal town of Valparaíso. The new friends are having the best of times whooping it up in a dance club, until a violent earthquake brings the entire city down around them. With this one-time paradise now a landscape of death and destruction that’s seething with terror and panic, our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.