As our American sisters and brothers nurse aching heads and bloated stomachs, doused in the shame of how out-of-hand the politics talk got over the table, it seems a good time to hear Eli Roth’s latest on his long-mooted slasher throwback, Thanksgiving.
The project began as one of the fake trailers inserted between Planet Terror and Death Proof in Tarantino and Rodriguez’s 2007 retro double-bill Grindhouse, and so good was it that fans began to beg for a the film to be made. And ever one to appease his fans, Roth has had it on his ‘to do’ list ever since. Nine years have passed since we were promised: “white meat…dark meat…all will be carved,” and while the project seems no closer to production, Roth has certainly kept the speculation alive.
His latest words on Thanksgiving came from a Reddit AMA session a while back, when he had the following to say:
“I have a draft [I’m] 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.”
He has also hinted that if the film does ever come to fruition that it will be played straight, as though it was itself made in the 80s, as opposed to the self-aware, tongue-in-cheek nature of the trailer.
Here’s hoping the film will happen someday soon. In the meantime, why not revisit the original trailer below?
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)