Eli Roth Still Humping That Turkey

With “Machete” hitting theatres next week and “Hobo With a Shotgun” in post-production, talk has stirred again that another “Grindhouse” faux trailer could be making the feature-length jump soon – Eli Roth’s holiday-themed slasher flick “Thanksgiving”.

Out doing press for “The Last Exorcism”, Roth tells Cinema Blend that “I’ve been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while I’m promoting ‘The Last Exorcism,’ and as soon as I’m done in mid-September he’s going to fly to California, we’re going to sit down, and bang out the script.”

Roth has previously talked about shooting the film back-to-back with the PG-13 action/sci-fi feature “Endangered Species”, telling MTV News last year ” I want to do a huge budget movie, but tack on three weeks to the end of it and shoot Thanksgiving…I want to do an $80 million dollar movie, and then schedule three weeks at the end to quickly shoot a $5 million dollar movie.”

A lot will likely depend on the success of “Machete”. If it hits, “Thanksgiving” has a better chance of getting made. If it tanks, even its chances of becoming a direct-to-DVD release would seem slim. There’s still no talk of doing the other two faux trailers – Rob Zombie’s “Werewolf Women of the SS” and Edgar Wright’s “Don’t”.