Robert Rodriguez is currently mounting a feature film based on his faux Grindhouse movie trailer Machete. Now Eli Roth, who shot the fan-favorite Thanksgiving, is getting in on the action, confirming that he has plans to make a feature film also, according to a Sci-Fi Wire exclusive interview held earlier this month, where Roth was promoting Inglourious Basterds – in theaters today.
“There is hope for Thanksgiving, because that one I retain the rights to, and that, I love it,” Said Roth.
Thanksgiving revolves around a killer stalking generic teenaged victims during the November holiday weekend. According to the report, Roth now has bold plans for an experimental horror franchise.
“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?'”
Roth confirmed that he already has the feature-length story for Thanksgiving conceptualized, however the report indicates that the horror would come after Roth’s sci-fi film Endangered Species, which is currently eyeing a 2011 release. The hyphenate also commented on another film idea he had, Trailer Trash, saying that project is dead. The concept was an entire movie made up of trailers spoofing various film genres, but that would add up to a cohesive story-line.
Below are all four faux trailers from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’ Grindhouse.