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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Eli Roth Opts Out of Hostel 3

I'm not at all a fan of the Hostel films, but someone out there obviously supported them, so this news will no doubt be of interest to some of you out there. Shock Till You Drop is reporting that Eli Roth, the Splat Pack auteur who gave us Cabin Fever and both Hostel flicks, will have nothing to do with the upcoming direct-to-DVD Hostel 3.

Said Roth to STYD:

“I’m just not involved in any way. I just said, ‘I put everything in my life for three years into these movies. I’ve said everything I have to say with it. I feel very lucky I got to make them and the fans responded the way they did, and if you guys want to continue it, great, go ahead.'”

This would be a similar move to what Roth did with Cabin Fever 2, the follow-up to the film that first put him on the horror map in 2002. The director--soon to be seen in front of the camera in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds--will instead be working on Endangered Species and Thanksgiving (an expansion of his hilarious Grindhouse faux trailer) as his next two projects.

5 comments:

Johnny said...

I love the Hostel flicks but i'm glad Roth is quitting while he's ahead (at least in my eyes). Will be very interesting to see where someone else will go with the story and it's good to know that if it sucks, which it probably will, nobody can bash him for it!

B-Sol said...

I think he can see the writing on the wall, which is why he wants nothing to do with it. Direct-to-video ain't a good sign....

Planet of Terror said...

I liked the 2nd better than the first but I'm glad he's getting out while he's ahead as well. The Saw series could learn a thing or two here. But they didn't stop while they were ahead which they totally should have done.

MonsterScholar said...

Thank you Jesus!
In the xtras to Hostel 2, he was taking to a woman who described how people in Slovakia ate dogs (!??!), to which his response was "This is all going into Hostel 3"

The straight-to-dvd will probably suck worse than the last two SAWs

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