Eli Roth Planning to Celebrate Thanksgiving With Clown Writers
Thanksgiving will be getting its just desserts in the near future. Much like fellow Grindhouse trailer Machete, Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving will be getting the feature-film treatment. While talking to Behind The Thrills about his year-round haunted house Eli Roth’s Goretorium, the writer/director/actor discussed the holiday-themed horror film.
“Dude, it’s gonna happen,” Roth said. “I’m working with the Clown writers on it. We have a call scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Jeff Rundell, my co-writer and I have a very extensive treatment. We finally cracked the story and how to make it really really scary, and the reason to do it, and I’m really excited about it. So the Clown script was one of the best scripts I’ve ever read, and we’re like ‘before Jon [Watts] shoots Clown, he has a window.’ Chris Ford, who’s movie Robot & Frank just opened… Chris and John are going to write the screenplay with me and my partner Jeff, so we’ll have a screenplay soon.”
Here’s the original, very NSFW trailer:
Roth is currently producing Clown with Watts and Ford. If Thanksgiving really does follow the Machete model set up by Robert Rodriguez, the Turkey Day horror flick will actually incorporate footage from the trailer.