Eli Roth talks THANKSGIVING
While I was just as much of a fan of the trailer for MACHETE during Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s rather superb (particularly Tarantino’s half) outing, GRINDHOUSE, I always found myself truly hoping that we would one day see Eli Roth’s true masterpiece, THANKSGIVING, make its way out from the trailer park, and into the feature film world.
Now, with MACHETE'S feature film adaptation looming, Eli Roth is once again at it, saying that his film isn’t too far off (thanks to Cinema Blend):
I’ve been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer. And it’s me imitating Jeff’s voice [for the narration]. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while I’m promoting 'The Last Exorcism,' and as soon as I’m done in mid-September he’s going to fly to California, we’re going to sit down, and bang out the script.
Color me excited. First, while I think the Edgar Wright-directed trailer for DON'T was truly the champion of the film’s trailer collection, I can’t help but imagine that given the right budget, and all that Roth has said about it, including the fact that he still wants to shoot the film on Super 8mm film (read: brilliant), that this may be the horror film we’ve all been waiting for from the director since CABIN FEVER. I dug the first HOSTEL, for what it was at least, but since then, Roth has been a rather underwhelming filmmaker.
That said, one has to think that any and all THANKSGIVING production hinges on the success of MACHETE, but at this point, I can’t help but think that THANKSGIVING is only a little bit off. Call it wishful thinking.