HOLY SH*T: Eli Roth Confirms Feature Version Of “Thanksgiving” On The Way


Remember Grindhouse? You should. In fact, if you have no idea what I’m talking about at this point, or if you look on that release negatively, get offline and find a copy to watch right away. Go on, I’ll wait. Okay, I won’t wait, but this post will, so go educate your entertainment receptors and return when your appreciation for film has increased.

For those of you who remember Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez’s ode to the world of grindhouse filmmaking, this tip is one you’re sure to enjoy. Following in the footsteps of Hobo With A Shotgun and Machete, which found huge success(es) leaping from fake trailer to feature film, Eli Roth has announced his faux trailer Thanksgiving will now be making the move to feature as well.

During a presser with Behind The Thrills about his Las Vegas attraction GORETORIUM, Roth was quickly asked about the possibility of Thanksgiving becoming an actual film. He responded:

“Dude, it’s gonna happen. I’m working with the CLOWN writers on it. We have a call scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Jeff Rundell, my co-writer and I have a very extensive treatment. We finally cracked the story and how to make it really really scary, and the reason to do it, and I’m really excited about it. So the CLOWN script was one of the best scripts I’ve ever read, and we’re like ‘before Jon [Watts] shoots CLOWN, he has a window.’ Chris Ford, who’s movie ROBOT & FRANK just opened… Chris and John are going to write the screenplay with me and my partner Jeff, so we’ll have a screenplay soon.”

You can view the original faux trailer for Thanksgiving that appeared in Grindhouse after the jump. Stay tuned for more updates on this project in the coming months.

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