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Eli Roth's Thanksgiving is gonna happen, according to the man himself

Aug. 23, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Despite being a box office bomb, GRINDHOUSE was a labor of love from Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and the guest directors who helped make fake trailers for the film. Thankfully, we have gotten MACHETE and HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN out of it with MACHETE KILLS coming next year. Since GRINDHOUSE was released we have also heard rumblings that Eli Roth's trailer for THANKSGIVING would become a film as well. With all of the projects Roth has been working on, THANKSGIVING kept getting pushed further and further back.

Now that Roth's Las Vegas horror attraction, Goretorium, is nearing completion, it looks like THANKSGIVING is back on the table. Roth told Behind the Thrills the following:

"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."

So, the project is still in the very early stages, but I trust Roth when he says they are working on it. I loved the first CABIN FEVER and tolerated HOSTEL. I think Roth is very talented filmmaker who we should see more films from.

Are you as excited as I am to see THANKSGIVING?

Extra Tidbit: That leaves Rob Zombie's WEREWOLF WOMEN OF THE SS and Edgar Wright's DON'T as the remaining fake trailers from GRINDHOUSE. I want to see both as full length films!

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1:50PM on 08/24/2012
This is just warped.
This is just warped.
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8:28PM on 08/23/2012
I'm ecstatic over this. I loved Grindhouse and also wanted all the fake trailers to become features. Though I was hoping for a Grindhouse 2 treatment, Another double feature with Thanksgiving and Don't as the features this time with all new fake trailers from Quentin, Robert and Rob Zombie since he'd be odd man out because personally I want to see Werewolf Women Of The SS the least. So make that a stand alone feature like Machete and Hobo.
I'm ecstatic over this. I loved Grindhouse and also wanted all the fake trailers to become features. Though I was hoping for a Grindhouse 2 treatment, Another double feature with Thanksgiving and Don't as the features this time with all new fake trailers from Quentin, Robert and Rob Zombie since he'd be odd man out because personally I want to see Werewolf Women Of The SS the least. So make that a stand alone feature like Machete and Hobo.
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7:35PM on 08/23/2012

"Roth is very talented filmmaker who we should see more films from."

Dr. Cox, if you'd please...
"Wrong wrong wrong wrong, wrong wrong wrong wrong, y'er wrong, y'er wronggg, y'er wrongggggggg."

The only one I want is Edgar Wright's "Don't", but he's got a bazillion projects lined up so that's not happening.
Dr. Cox, if you'd please...
"Wrong wrong wrong wrong, wrong wrong wrong wrong, y'er wrong, y'er wronggg, y'er wrongggggggg."

The only one I want is Edgar Wright's "Don't", but he's got a bazillion projects lined up so that's not happening.
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9:13PM on 08/24/2012
Personally Werewolf Women of the SS is a must see for me.
Personally Werewolf Women of the SS is a must see for me.
6:55PM on 08/23/2012
Possibly the best part of the Grindhouse experience was this trailer.
Possibly the best part of the Grindhouse experience was this trailer.
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6:46PM on 08/23/2012
White meat...dark meat...all will be carved!!
White meat...dark meat...all will be carved!!
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6:02PM on 08/23/2012
Deathproof is one of my favourite films.Thanksgiving is the best trailer in Grindhouse.coming to fake trailers,i remember steven seagel's COCKPUNCHER in onion movie and Ben stiller's SCORCHER in Tropic thunder(again and again)
Deathproof is one of my favourite films.Thanksgiving is the best trailer in Grindhouse.coming to fake trailers,i remember steven seagel's COCKPUNCHER in onion movie and Ben stiller's SCORCHER in Tropic thunder(again and again)
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5:50PM on 08/23/2012
The last part of the trailer takes the term "stuffing the turkey" to a whole new level. Can someone please pass the cream gravy?
The last part of the trailer takes the term "stuffing the turkey" to a whole new level. Can someone please pass the cream gravy?
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5:32PM on 08/23/2012

Hell yeeeeaah!

Thanksgiving had the best trailer out of the bunch (aside from Machete) so I can't wait!
Thanksgiving had the best trailer out of the bunch (aside from Machete) so I can't wait!
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5:24PM on 08/23/2012
Hell yeah!!!
Hell yeah!!!
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