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Eli Roth Updates ‘Thanksgiving’ and more

Arriving in theaters August 21 from Universal Pictures and the Weinstein Company is Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. One of the main stars of the film is horror maestro Eli Roth, who plays a Nazi killer by the name of “Bear Jew.” This afternoon B-D’s own BD caught up with the director of Cabin fever and Hostel who updated us on a few of his forthcoming projects, including his feature-film version of Thanksgiving, the faux trailer in QT and Rodriguez’s Grindhouse. Out promoting his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (which is QT’s best film in over a decade), Eli Roth dropped a few bits concerning Thanksgiving, which has been talked about quite a bit lately.

My co-writer Jeff [Rendell] just landed yesterday in Los Angeles. He flew out for the premiere and so we can finish the script, Eli tells us adding that it won’t be coming anytime in the near future. “I don’t want to do it as my next film but I want to get the script finished. The sci-fi film, Endangered Species, is what I’m doing next.

He also stresses that he has no direct involvement with Hostel 3. “No, I’m done. Somebody will, that was part of the deal – that they were allowed to continue doing them without me. And that’s what the fans want, clearly there’s a demand for it. But I have left it to go on to other things.

In the meantime, Eli fans can check out Inglourious Basterds on August 21st – it might not be a horror film, but it’s a damn good one.



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