Eli Roth, who will soon be appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” as an inglourious basterd, has revealed to Empire his next two projects: first is “Thanksgiving” which was inspired by his ridiculously twisted trailer he did for “Grindhouse”. He also reveals that he wants to do a $60 million sci-fi flick called “Endangered Species” and quote “where I can really do lots of mass destruction and really destroy lots of shit!” Oh, Eli. You’re irascible.
He also mentions that the way he wants to do “Thanksgiving” is the way he did “Nation’s Pride”, a film that’s within the film of “Inglourious Basterds”. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Roth’s previous work but what he describes as his plan for “Thanksgiving” certainly sounds exciting:
“I just want to go, go, go. Get as much footage, and as many kills as possible, and not be self-conscious. Because when you’re moving at that speed, you’re not thinking, you’re just feeling and you’re going on instinct. And that’s where the best stuff comes from. There’s an energy to that Grindhouse trailer for Thanksgiving that, for me caught the spirit of the movie. And I was like, ‘What if I did this for three weeks?’ No pretensions. Just, ‘Fuck it. Let’s make a fifth movie, do it fast, bang it out and make it great.’ I mean, still take it seriously, as a real movie, but just do it in 18 says and see what the hell happens when I really push myself.”
But before he go, go, goes, you can see Roth beat the shit out of Nazis in “Inglourious Basterds” on August 21st.