Cannibal, a video game sequel to Cannibal Holocaust, is in the works by the movie’s original director Ruggero Deodato.

According to the game’s official site, Cannibal “is an interactive horror graphic adventure” where players discover the reason for the desperate expedition to the jungles of Borneo we see in the movie.

Cannibal Holocaust is a somewhat infamous horror movie from 1980. It’s notorious for being so gory and violent that the authorities mistook it for a real-life snuff movie. It depicts ritualistic murder, sexual abuse, and, of course, cannibalism.

While all of the above is nothing more than “movie magic,” a few scenes show real animals being killed on-screen, including several monkies, a snake, and a pig.

The reason for the controversy was that Cannibal Holocaust looked so realistic at the time. It is credited as the first “found footage”¬†horror movie – a genre that was later made popular by The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. The movie looked like a documentary, and people at the time assumed it was.

So you see why it’s a bit weird we’re getting a video game sequel 40 years later. According to developer Fantastico Studio, Cannibal will follow the same themes of the original Cannibal trilogy. Yes, Deodato made two of these movies – 1977’s Jungle Holocaust and 1985’s Cut and Run.

“Meeting the Fantastico Studio guys offered me the opportunity to return to those atmospheres, to those themes, but trying something new,” director Ruggero Deodato said. “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 in November 2020 for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices.

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