Eli Roth's extremely twisted faux trailer for Thanksgiving was one of the many highlights of Grindhouse. It uncannily captured the scuzzed-out look of most 1980's horror films. For those of you who thought you'd like to see that premise expanded to a feature for real, you may be in luck. Roth thinks the expanded Thanksgiving would make a perfect double bill with an expanded version of Edgar Wright's trailer for Don't. The combination would make for something akin to Grindhouse 2. Roth has already talked to Wright about the proposition and says, "We're talking to Dimension about it. I think they're still trying to figure out Grindhouse 1 before we think about Grindhouse 2, but I've already been working on the outline for it and I would do it in a heartbeat." Roth wants to do the movie without much of a script and with people in their 30's portraying the "teenagers" - 90210-style.
The Weinstein Company has publicly expressed unhappiness with the box office return for the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse, are they going to take a chance on similar material? Box office/schmox office, says Roth: "My feeling is that three and a half hours, it was a long time at the movies for people. The movie itself was three hours and 15 minutes and then there's 20 minutes of trailers and then parking and everything, it suddenly became a four hour evening for people. So there's only so many times you can show it in a day and a lot of people getting off work, it was tough for people to find the time to see it. The people that saw it loved it. People were going crazy for it and I think that 25 years from now, everyone will talk about the classic movie Grindhouse and no one will talk about -- the words "box office disappointment" won't even apply. I think the guys made a brilliant film and they should be commended for it and they took a risk." I loved Grindhouse, love Roth, love Wright...I say bring it on! Now! To see the Thanksgiving trailer in all its perverted glory, head here (obviously NSFW). The trailer for Don't is here.