After Eli Roth’s faux trailer, THANKSGIVING (watch it), stole the show in Dimension Films’ Grindhouse this past April, Roth confirmed rumors that he was working a feature length film entitled Trailer Trash. Not much was revealed other than it would be a full-length film consisting of fake movie trailers that all tie together. Today Roth confirmed that MGM will be releasing the film on August 22 and sent in a little bit more. Read on for the skinny.
Eli Roth writes into Bloody-Disgusting:
“…that’s the date (August 22, 2008)! TRAILER TRASH was inspired by the two days we filmed “Thanksgiving,” which was the most fun I’ve ever had filming anything.
Trailer Trash is not a horror film, it’s a comedy. It will be very R-rated and completely insane, and I’m producing it with Mike Fleiss (who I did both “Hostel” films with), and writing it with my friends Jeff Rendell (my “Thanksgiving” co-writer, who also played The Pilgrim), Noah Belson (my co-creator on “The Rotten Fruit,”) and my brother Gabe, who’s collaborated with me on everything I’ve ever done.
I want to make a film like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which I consider to be the greatest achievement in the history of cinema. The best part is I get to shoot some new THANKSGIVING scenes, as well as other holiday slasher films I’ve always dreamed of making but never would because they’d completely ruin me. I can’t wait to shoot!“