Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
Hostel/Cabin Fever writer/director Eli Roth is two weeks away from finishing a script for a science-fiction action film inspired by Cloverfield and Transformers.
“This will be my first big-budget, PG-13, mass-destruction movie,” Roth revealed. “I went total chaos and pandemonium. I feel like I pushed the violence in R movies about as far as I can push it. I feel like I’m bled out. I wanna switch it up. Everyone I know has been saying ‘When are you gonna do a movie my kids can see?’ And finally, I’m gonna make a movie that 13-year-old kids can see.”
No plot details have been revealed but Roth plans to make a big announcement next month. It appears that Roth is writing this new project completely on spec, as he says he will be shopping the project to all “the big guns.”
So what will become of Trailer Trash, the project that spun off from Roth’s experiences filming the faux movie trailer Thanksgiving for Grindhouse. The R-Rated “totally silly and absurd” comedy would feature a string of fake movie trailers that would somehow have a narrative through-line. The Mike Fleiss-produced project was set up at Raw Nerve, with an original August 22nd 2008 release date announced by MGM. As far as I can tell, the film has yet to begin principal photography. Roth was also attached to direct an adaptation of the Stephen King novel Cell for Dimension Films. But this adaptation seems to have fallen into development heck.