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Aug. 21, 2009by:

I can't imagine Eli Roth ever wanting to stop bashing Nazis' heads in with a baseball bat, but now that INGLORIOUS BASTERDS has come and gone, its time for him to get back to his other job: directing. Sci-fi Wire recently caught up with Roth where he discussed which of his next rumored projects are and are not happening. He said nothing about ENDANGERED SPECIES, his for-sure next film which is miraculously aiming to be PG-13, but he did say what it would likely reap.

"[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?'"

So THANKSGIVING is still a very real possibility, and it's nice to know that Roth is self-aware enough to understand the lack of subtlety that goes with his films. I'd say "it's just a bunch of people getting chopped up” adequately sums up his last few projects pretty well.

But two other films he was mulling over are on the chopping block, one being TRAILER TRASH, which was to be a movie consisting entirely of GRINDHOUSE-esque fake trailers, and the other an adaptation of Stephen King’s CELL. I have a feeling the studios want to see what he does with his next few projects before greenlighting all his crazy ideas until kingdom come.

Extra Tidbit: I vote for releasing THANKSGIVING and MACHETE as a double feature.
Source: Sci-fi Wire

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11:42AM on 08/21/2009

That's freakin' awesome

Premiere a bunch of sequels out of order? I suddenly like how Roth thinks. That's hilarious!
Premiere a bunch of sequels out of order? I suddenly like how Roth thinks. That's hilarious!
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11:59AM on 08/21/2009
He is crazy but he seems like a nice guy.
He is crazy but he seems like a nice guy.
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12:03PM on 08/21/2009

I hope...

....Roth has yet to developed that QT trademark of talking and talking and musing and musing about potential future project ideas, but never coming though on most of them...
....Roth has yet to developed that QT trademark of talking and talking and musing and musing about potential future project ideas, but never coming though on most of them...
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12:29PM on 08/21/2009

Go Roth Go!

I'm glad people are starting to come back around to Roth. I really hope one day he gets to pull off some of his crazy ideas. Just the fact that he has those ideas and vocalizes them makes him worth watching. That and I've enjoyed his work thus far.
I'm glad people are starting to come back around to Roth. I really hope one day he gets to pull off some of his crazy ideas. Just the fact that he has those ideas and vocalizes them makes him worth watching. That and I've enjoyed his work thus far.
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12:43PM on 08/21/2009

Really

it's like i don't think i can hate roth any more and then he talks again
it's like i don't think i can hate roth any more and then he talks again
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12:35AM on 08/22/2009
this from the guy with the vin diesel avatar...
this from the guy with the vin diesel avatar...
12:45PM on 08/21/2009
I really want Thanksgiving to be a full featured film, but I think the possibility of releasing them out of order could frustrate people or leave people confused because than they'll probably think well I haven't even heard of 1-6, so 7 will probably suck.
I really want Thanksgiving to be a full featured film, but I think the possibility of releasing them out of order could frustrate people or leave people confused because than they'll probably think well I haven't even heard of 1-6, so 7 will probably suck.
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12:52PM on 08/21/2009
I would love another grindhouse movie
I would love another grindhouse movie
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12:55PM on 08/21/2009

must be

Am I the only one who wants to see Werewolf Women of the SS?
Am I the only one who wants to see Werewolf Women of the SS?
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4:37PM on 08/21/2009
No, you certainly are not. =]
No, you certainly are not. =]
1:42PM on 08/21/2009
He's crazzyyyy but I heart him. He can do whatever he likes, as long as he does Thanksgiving, that'd be sooo ace!
He's crazzyyyy but I heart him. He can do whatever he likes, as long as he does Thanksgiving, that'd be sooo ace!
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1:51PM on 08/21/2009
I've always hated Roth, and always will. He might be self-aware of his past projects, too bad he doesn't know how much they suck then maybe he might make a good movie.
I've always hated Roth, and always will. He might be self-aware of his past projects, too bad he doesn't know how much they suck then maybe he might make a good movie.
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4:42PM on 08/21/2009

Roth...

...is good in my book. I wish he'd start on Cell already! I heard about that after reading the book the week it came out. That was a while ago. Thanksgiving would be cool too but he'd have to develop some sort of a decent plot. I'm sure he's up for the task though. Good luck to him.
...is good in my book. I wish he'd start on Cell already! I heard about that after reading the book the week it came out. That was a while ago. Thanksgiving would be cool too but he'd have to develop some sort of a decent plot. I'm sure he's up for the task though. Good luck to him.
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1:41PM on 08/22/2009
A Grindhouse 2 with Machete and Thanksgiving would be fucking amazing!
A Grindhouse 2 with Machete and Thanksgiving would be fucking amazing!
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2:24AM on 08/24/2009
I really like the way you think! Rob Zombie tack on Werewolf Women of the S.S. and QT come up with something great and have "Grindhouse Summer"! EPIC!
I really like the way you think! Rob Zombie tack on Werewolf Women of the S.S. and QT come up with something great and have "Grindhouse Summer"! EPIC!
12:45PM on 08/24/2009
I really down for all the trailers from Grindhouse becoming movies. Edgar Wright's Don't would be sick in full form.
I really down for all the trailers from Grindhouse becoming movies. Edgar Wright's Don't would be sick in full form.
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