Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Well said? Good. Good, Eli Roth is finally giving fans what they’ve been dying for. That’s right, the Hostel director is finally making a feature film for the fake Thanksgiving trailer since 2007 Thanksgiving.
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s double feature Grindhouse was filled with fake ’70s-style trailers directed by Eli Roth, Edgar Wright, and Rob Zombie.
Roth’s Thanksgiving the trailer was a mirror of Juan Piquer Simón in pieces. The trailer took place during a small town Thanksgiving parade and festivities where a slasher racked up the body count. The tone of the trailer was hilarious and featured a Blood rage-like a scene where blood was tasted to assure the police that the blood was indeed blood. Well, it’s not cranberry sauce.
Over the years, Roth has gone back and forth on the idea of bringing the picture to full feature status. But after a recent appearance on Mick Garris’ Post Mortem Podcast, Roth brought up the project again. It seems that the explosion of renewed fan interest has caused Roth to step back 15 years and finally bring Grindhouse-y Thanksgiving to life.
It’s happening, and according to Deadline , Roth will begin shooting the holiday slasher in March.
Now for the bad news.
In order to receive Thanksgiving going, Roth had to step away from Gearbox Software’s Borderlands adaptation. Roth has spent the past two years filming the monumental video game adaptation. Now he’s handing over the keys to friend and fellow director Tim Miller to handle the reshoots. To be clear, Roth is mostly done with Borderlands, only the reshoots will be taken over by Miller. Border countries was a monumental undertaking and stars Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Hart and more.
Sure, we’re excited to see what Roth is up to Border countries it seems, but that was pushed to the side. All we want now is to see the long-awaited Thanksgiving.
The only thing that would make this more amazing is if it acted as a sequel to Grindhouse and saw Roth and Edgar Wright’s Thanksgiving. Not or Rob The zombie werewolves of SS play again as a double feature.
What do you think? You’re excited to see Roth’s Thanksgiving?