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Eli Roth is finally getting some work done on Thanksgiving

08.26.2010

After pushing it back and pushing it back, it looks like Eli Roth is finally getting around to do a full-length THANKSGIVING.

While my feelings about Roth seem to change from one second to the next, I had looked forward to hearing about any movement on this project. When I saw GRINDHOUSE, the fake trailer for THANKSGIVING left an impression on me. Sure, it seemed to be shock for the sake of shock, but at the same time I enjoyed the odd senselessness. I mean seriously, there's a weirdo pilgrim guy f*cking a human turkey. Taking part of a quote from Pam Beesly, it was "like a car wreck that you want to look away from, but you have to stare at it".

Between filming on INGLORIOUS BASTERDS and pulling together his next directorial effort ENDANGERED SPECIES, Roth hasn't had much time for turkey boning. Everytime he talks about doing the film you get this sad feeling, but now he can turn that frown upside down.

Cinema Blend got the confirmation on the news from Roth, "Ive been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer. And its me imitating Jeffs voice [for the narration]. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while Im promoting The Last Exorcism, and as soon as Im done in mid-September hes going to fly to California, were going to sit down, and bang out the script."

Roth did voice a slight concern about working with Rendell, he says that they "always wind up talking about girls from high school and going on Facebook and screwing around." So for now, the project is on unless Roth and Rendell start getting on facebook and playing Farmville or Vampire Wars. You guys still up for this to be made into a full-length film?

Source: Cinema Blend

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3:49AM on 08/29/2010

what the fuck??

god damn, we are fucked when jokes are being turned into full length any other genre but comedy.
god damn, we are fucked when jokes are being turned into full length any other genre but comedy.
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5:58AM on 08/27/2010

Im Game!!!

Im in just as long as it doesnt end up like the machete footage boring, shit and tame
Im in just as long as it doesnt end up like the machete footage boring, shit and tame
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5:17AM on 08/27/2010
Did you ever get the feeling that the directors involved in making those fake 'Grindhouse' trailers didn't get their own joke?
Did you ever get the feeling that the directors involved in making those fake 'Grindhouse' trailers didn't get their own joke?
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5:38PM on 08/27/2010
I think Zombie did, and Wright was so into the "Don't" it didn't look like much story was there. Roth is Tarantino's pupil, so it's hard to really say about that one. But his had a lot of fans.
I think Zombie did, and Wright was so into the "Don't" it didn't look like much story was there. Roth is Tarantino's pupil, so it's hard to really say about that one. But his had a lot of fans.
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11:57PM on 08/26/2010
Hopefully they'll be able to get Michael Biehn back.
Hopefully they'll be able to get Michael Biehn back.
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11:04PM on 08/26/2010

I'm There Opening Day...

So long as this film opens on or near Thanksgiving Day, count me in. I loved the trailer and believe Roth will knock this out the park!
So long as this film opens on or near Thanksgiving Day, count me in. I loved the trailer and believe Roth will knock this out the park!
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10:54PM on 08/26/2010

I'm hoping.

While the trailer is campy (at best), and Eli does have an ego that would shame Paris Hilton or Spencer Pratt...he's still a "good" filmmaker. I think if Machete or if the Last Exorcism fails this weekend or has a piss-poor [link] could be shelved. A shame.
While the trailer is campy (at best), and Eli does have an ego that would shame Paris Hilton or Spencer Pratt...he's still a "good" filmmaker. I think if Machete or if the Last Exorcism fails this weekend or has a piss-poor [link] could be shelved. A shame.
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10:25PM on 08/26/2010

NO THANKS

Can't stand Eli Roth and his movies are terrible. Thanksgiving was just a bad spoof of Halloween anyway and they already made that movie, it was called Scream.
Can't stand Eli Roth and his movies are terrible. Thanksgiving was just a bad spoof of Halloween anyway and they already made that movie, it was called Scream.
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10:06PM on 08/26/2010
Want to see this. Hopefully, it happens. Would be cool to have Machete and this as a double feature.
Want to see this. Hopefully, it happens. Would be cool to have Machete and this as a double feature.
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9:11PM on 08/26/2010
Could WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE S.S. be far off?
Could WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE S.S. be far off?
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8:35PM on 08/26/2010
Once MACHETE under-performs at the box-office (despite me hoping it doesn't) I count on THANKSGIVING getting shelved. Which I think is a good thing.

As a few people have said already, THANKSGIVING only worked because it was a short trailer.

Can't blame Roth, though. It's the only good thing he's done with his career.
Once MACHETE under-performs at the box-office (despite me hoping it doesn't) I count on THANKSGIVING getting shelved. Which I think is a good thing.

As a few people have said already, THANKSGIVING only worked because it was a short trailer.

Can't blame Roth, though. It's the only good thing he's done with his career.
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8:23PM on 08/26/2010
Thanksgiving. You'll come home for the holidays. In a body bag.
Thanksgiving. You'll come home for the holidays. In a body bag.
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7:50PM on 08/26/2010
I think Roth is a capable director. I'm looking forward to both Thanksgiving and Endangered Species.
I think Roth is a capable director. I'm looking forward to both Thanksgiving and Endangered Species.
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7:50PM on 08/26/2010
Thanksgiving was easily one of the best parts of Grindhouse for me, but it worked well as what it was: a great spoof trailer with nonstop enjoyment. At full length, I don' think this film can live up to the two and a half minutes of pure gold. Just leave it as it is, and let the audience's imagination fill in what the rest of the movie must be like.
Thanksgiving was easily one of the best parts of Grindhouse for me, but it worked well as what it was: a great spoof trailer with nonstop enjoyment. At full length, I don' think this film can live up to the two and a half minutes of pure gold. Just leave it as it is, and let the audience's imagination fill in what the rest of the movie must be like.
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7:45PM on 08/26/2010

I'm down, but...

As much as I would love to see this get made, I would much rather see what he has to offer with Endangered Species. He needs to step away from horror and try something new for once.
As much as I would love to see this get made, I would much rather see what he has to offer with Endangered Species. He needs to step away from horror and try something new for once.
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7:41PM on 08/26/2010

YES!!!

This and Don't were the only good fake trailers, even better than Machete. I can't wait until this thing gets released.
This and Don't were the only good fake trailers, even better than Machete. I can't wait until this thing gets released.
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7:38PM on 08/26/2010
I'm on board, gimme more Eli!
I'm on board, gimme more Eli!
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7:31PM on 08/26/2010

Bleh

Maybe unlike all his other movies, he'll actually include something called a plot into this one?
Maybe unlike all his other movies, he'll actually include something called a plot into this one?
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7:12PM on 08/26/2010
Roth got off of Tarantino's teet long enough to make another movie? Coo. No thanks on this one.
Roth got off of Tarantino's teet long enough to make another movie? Coo. No thanks on this one.
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7:02PM on 08/26/2010

Fuck Eli Roth

and fuck the movie he wants to "ruin Thanksgiving for people" with. You'll never get my Thanksgiving, you mean-spirited hack.
and fuck the movie he wants to "ruin Thanksgiving for people" with. You'll never get my Thanksgiving, you mean-spirited hack.
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7:49PM on 08/26/2010
Wow. That was hostile and mean spirited.
Wow. That was hostile and mean spirited.
8:05PM on 08/26/2010
Hostile, definitely. Responding negatively to a film-maker's ability ain't mean spirited. As long as you've paid for your ticket, its a right.
Hostile, definitely. Responding negatively to a film-maker's ability ain't mean spirited. As long as you've paid for your ticket, its a right.
6:51PM on 08/26/2010
FINALLY FUCKING DOING SOMETHING
FINALLY FUCKING DOING SOMETHING
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