Eli Roth has not directed a movie since Hostel II, which was back in 2007. Since then, he’s served on numerous projects as a producer. The most recent one of those is a movie that’s coming out next year called Clown. The movie actually sounds pretty sweet and creepy if you’re afraid of clowns in any way, shape, or form. Here’s the synopsis:
A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.
Okay, so cool right? In the meantime, living off the laurels of other people who ACTUALLY direct movies, like Quentin Tarantino and RZA; Eli Roth is realizing maybe he should get back to work before the horror community calls him a fraud. Which, I already have many years ago when I met him in person and my friend Meredith had a sweet shirt that she made that said ‘PANCAKES’ on it for the movie ‘Cabin Fever‘ and Eli Roth just disregarded her because his chest was bigger than his directing career. But, I digress, I haven’t written or directed a hit movie, so whatever.
Anywho, Roth is deciding to make the ‘Grindhouse‘ fake trailer ‘Thanksgiving‘ and turn it into a feature-length film. Given the fact that Robert Rodriguez is the only crazy person who could pull off something like that, I’m not really expecting too much to come from this project. Roth had this to say,
“Thanksgiving is happening.”
“I’m working with the Clown writers on it,“ Eli Roth told Behind the Thrills. “Jeff Rundell, my co-writer and I, we have a very extensive treatment. We finally cracked the story and figured out how to really, really make it scary, and the reason to do it, and I’m really excited about it. So the Clown writers wrote one of the best scripts I ever read, and before John [Watts] starts shooting Clown he’s got a window. And Chris Ford, whose movie Robot & Frank just opened, Chris and John are going to write the screenplay with me and my writing partner, Jeff. So we’ll have a draft soon.”
I’m not holding my breath for this one. Thanksgiving was a trailer inspired by slasher movies for the 70’s. It featured a killer in a pilgrim outfit that terrorized the small community of Plymouth, Massachusetts. I really enjoyed the trailer actually, but would never need to see the concept stretched out to a full movie. Guess, time will tell. Below is the original Thanksgiving trailer.
Thanks to CraveOnline for the scoop.