Vaguely announced in the prior post is the Weinstein Bros. release of Grind House for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each will direct a 60-minute horror tale. Grind House will be made in the spirit of old Hollywood presentations, including trailers and short extra materials between stories. Read on for this Earth-shattering announcement…
Quentin Tarantino, whose “Pulp Fiction” helped turn Miramax Films into a powerhouse, and Robert Rodriguez, whose “Spy Kids” movies have been a lucrative franchise for Miramax’s genre arm Dimension, are teaming up to make a film for Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s new Weinstein Co. The film is scheduled for a spring 2006 release as part of a rapidly evolving release slate, further details of which the Weinsteins announced Wednesday.
Tarantino and Rodriguez will each write and direct a 60-minute horror film, and the two films will be packaged together under the overall title “Grind House.” The film, which is planned for a spring 2006 release, also will include its own trailers, bonus materials and added extras from other filmmakers that will be packaged together between the two horror flicks in a tribute to the old, big-city movie houses like those on New York’s 42nd Street that earned the moniker grindhouses for programming genre pics back to back.
An aficionado of grindhouse, Tarantino sampled grindhouse genres in his recent “Kill Bill” films. He said “Grind House” could be the first in a series of films. In a statement, the Weinsteins said, “We couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than a film being made together by the two godfathers of our companies, Quentin and Robert.”