A humorous horror flick? That is what's on the plate of "Hostel" series mastermind (and MTV blogger) Eli Roth these days, as he plans an outrageous movie similar to the phony "Thanksgiving" trailer he shot for buddy Quentin Tarantino's most recent cinematic adventure. "I'm going to do a whole movie of fake trailers, like the one I did in 'Grindhouse'," enthused Roth while recently revealing his next project. "[It's] called 'Trailer Trash,' [and] I am really excited about it."
When "Hostel: Part II" splatters its way into theaters Friday, audiences will undoubtedly show up expecting decapitations, dismemberment and death. But, citing his "Grindhouse" trailer co-director Edgar Wright as an inspiration, Roth revealed a desire to become more proficient at mixing horror and humor. "I want to do a movie like 'Borat' or 'Jackass'; [one] that is completely ridiculous. Like Monty Python over-the-top-silliness, but with a whole bunch of fake trailers," said Roth, who will pen a narrative thread throughout the script telling a story to lead from one trailer to the next. "It will just be ridiculous. It'll be a comedy, but it will be like 'Thanksgiving'...picture that, just 25 of those different movies."
For those who are late to Roth's "Thanksgiving" dinner, the insanely-profane trailer is definitely worthy of immediate viewing. It's a few mouseclicks away, and not safe for work (unless you happen to be employed by the MTV Movies department). "You can see it on YouTube if you missed 'Grindhouse,'" Roth said of the look he'll be going for.
Roth plans to employ several of his fellow "Splat Pack" directors, including Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead"), Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City") and fx/make-up maestro Greg Nicotero. He'll shoot the flick in-between other projects, and plans to get the cameras rolling soon. As for other "Trash" details, Roth said he'll move the project forward with one mantra in mind: "[I just want viewers to] get drunk, turn off your brain, and have a fun time laughing."
(This article featured additional reporting by Ryan Kawamoto)
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