Eli Roth Talks ‘Thanksgiving’

elirothbig3With the casting and production of Machete being all the rage lately, another film based on a Grindhouse trailer seems to have fallen through the cracks: Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving. Roth has taken a break from directing for a little while during his role as the “Bear Jew” in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but now that time has passed, it’s time for Roth to warm the director’s chair once again.

In an interview with Sci-Fi (Not SyFy) Wire, Roth explained how he would love to work on a franchise for Thanksgiving, but may first dabble in a PG-13 film.

“[I should] make a PG-13 movie so that I’m like, ‘Aw, man, I wish I could kill more people,'” Roth said. “Then let Thanksgiving just be a bloodletting…. “Now I’m kind of thinking maybe I should make like 20 Thanksgivings in a row, just shoot them all and just release them out of order,” Roth continued. “Like, do Thanksgiving 7, then Thanksgiving 4, then 5 and 6 in the theater. People’d be like, ‘Why did 7 come out already?’ It’s like, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter. It’s just a bunch of people getting chopped up anyways. Who cares?'”

Sadly, these ramblings sound like Roth may have spent a little too much time with QT on the set. But either way, releasing a series of films out of order to confuse the audience does sound like a fun idea. Other films that Roth has in the hopper are supposedly Trailer Trash, which is a feature-length film made up of Grindhouse like trailers, and an adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell. You can currently see the “Bear Jew” in theaters now.

Also, check out the NSFW trailer for Thanksgiving that started it all below.


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