Here’s a surprise, a geek director who doesn’t want to make a trilogy. Hostel director Eli Roth says he’s not interested in making a third Hostel film, for now at least.
“I don’t know. Sure the answer is it depends on how Hostel: Part II does,” revealed Roth. “For right now, I don’t want to make a bad Hostel III and I don’t want to force it. I feel like the story ends in Hostel: Part II and let’s just leave it at that right now.”
And may-be it all goes back to Academy Award nominated director Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth) advice.
“When I was asking about Cabin Fever if I should do a big budget movie or low budget movie, he just goes (in Toro’s voice): ‘Whatever gives you the biggest boner man. You have to wake up with a f**king rager. If you don’t have a boner, you can’t work.’ And I thought, ‘He’s right.’ You have to be that excited about the project you’re doing … and that was Hostel II.”
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“I was so excited to do it, and I thought about that even with the Grindhouse trailer. I mean, I know people who are doing movies, and they are getting paid big paychecks to do them, and they are miserable. They have to think about this stuff. They don’t want to do it and no matter how much money they get paid, they’re still unhappy people. On Hostel, I think my salary was $10,000, and I didn’t care. I was just going to do it and have fun. The Thanksgiving for Grindhouse trailer I did for free and it was still the most fun I’ve ever had shooting anything. The truth is, if you do what you love; the money, none of that matters.”