Famed italian director Ruggero Deodato has announced a surprise video game sequel to the infamous ’80s horror film Cannibal Holocaust. The game, titled, Cannibal, is being made with Unity in collaboration with Fantastico Studio and will arrive this November on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
The game will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cannibal Holocaust, a cult horror film which was banned in several countries due graphic violence, sex, and animal cruelty. Deodato received a four-month suspended sentence in Italy after being convicted of obscenity and violence. The director fought for three years in court to remove the film’s ban in his home country of Italy.
Cannibal Holocaust follows a group of documentary filmmakers that visit the Amazon rain forest to attempt to make a film about the cannibal tribes that live there. As you might imagine, things don’t go well for them. The film is well known for its found footage segments which had heavy influence on The Blair Witch project.
“Experimenting is one of the things that I consider most fundamental in this field,” said Deodato in a statement. “What really interests me is to test myself, try something new, maybe that’s also why I waited so long to return to the world of the jungle and cannibals. At the time we went to the jungle, lived with the natives, showed the public a reality that they could never have personally experienced and understood. Today, instead there are dozens of documentaries and films that show life and nature of those places, and for me the theme had lost its appeal.”
“Meeting the Fantastico Studio guys offered me the opportunity to return to those atmospheres, to those themes, but trying something new: contaminating my world with the video games language is a new challenge, making the story interactive opens up many new possibilities and I hope it will also help to bring young people closer to my narrative universe.”
Cannibal will be available November 2020 on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.