Last year, Eli Roth unleashed two new movies that brought some diversity to his horror-heavy filmography, his 2018 kicking off with a remake of the action-revenge film Death Wish and then continuing with the family-friendly fright flick The House With a Clock in Its Walls. What’s next from Roth, you ask? It looks like he’s got a new horror movie in the works.
As Brad scooped last week, “Eli Roth is getting ready to shoot his next movie in Boston this coming March. It’s with Miramax.” Production Weekly adds to that tidbit today, “Principle photography in Massachusetts begins later next month”; the outlet also reports, it’s important to note, that the untitled horror project was written by Roth and his pal Jeff Rendell.
What’s interesting about Rendell’s involvement is that he was the co-writer of Roth’s faux trailer Thanksgiving, which was of course featured in Grindhouse. Miramax’s Grindhouse.
One could very easily jump to the conclusion that Roth’s next horror movie is the feature length expansion of Thanksgiving that horror fans have been begging for ever since the Grindhouse experience was released into theaters back in 2007, but we’re not going to deeply commit to that speculation just yet. That said, it would certainly seem to be on the table.
If Roth’s new movie is 1) a horror film, 2) a Miramax production, 3) co-written by Jeff Rendell and 4) filming in Massachusetts, you wouldn’t be completely out of line to suggest that maybe, just maybe, Roth is finally making Thanksgiving a real movie. As recently as November 2016, Roth had noted during an AMA session over on Reddit: “Have a draft not totally happy with. I want to put some more work into it so the film lives up to the trailer. We have the story and mythology cracked so now it’s about getting the kills right.”
All this being said, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up. All we know for sure is that Eli Roth is making a new horror movie, and we’ll be doing some more digging from here.