Eli Roth's Trailer Trash and Repo The Genetic Opera Both Get 2008 Dates
We're already well into the month of horror and that means there's horror news aplenty on top of the horror movies hitting theaters in the next few weeks. Today's update confirms release dates and information on two of the biggest upcoming horror movies. Eli Roth's Trailer Trash movie as well as Darren Lynn Bousman's Repo The Genetic Opera! both have confirmed release dates in 2008. This is very exciting as these are two upcoming films that I am incredibly interested in and expect to be huge hits.
Repo The Genetic Opera! will hit theaters everywhere on April 25th, 2008 distributed by Lionsgate. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton, Nivek Ogre, and Sarah Brightman, Repo is a musical and a horror movie all rolled in one. A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however. You can read more articles on Repo The Genetic Opera on FS.net here.
Trailer Trash will hit theaters everywhere on August 22nd, 2008 distributed by MGM. Directed by Eli Roth, Trailer Trash is simply a collection of fake trailers, like found in Grindhouse, all put together into one "movie." Hostel director Eli Roth first talked about the idea back in May, and although quite odd, it sounds like it could turn out pretty incredible. Especially if you saw Grindhouse and/or know how great Roth's Thanksgiving trailer was in that.
The news on Trailer Trash comes from Bloody-Disgusting.com, who also got a message from Roth explaining more details about that film.
"Trailer Trash is not a horror film, it's a comedy. It will be very R-rated and completely insane, and I'm producing it with Mike Fleiss (who I did both "Hostel" films with), and writing it with my friends Jeff Rendell (my "Thanksgiving" co-writer, who also played The Pilgrim), Noah Belson (my co-creator on "The Rotten Fruit,") and my brother Gabe, who's collaborated with me on everything I've ever done.
I want to make a film like "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which I consider to be the greatest achievement in the history of cinema. The best part is I get to shoot some new THANKSGIVING scenes, as well as other holiday slasher films I've always dreamed of making but never would because they'd completely ruin me. I can't wait to shoot!"
If you're a fan of Eli Roth or just curious to hear more from his mind, I suggest you go back and listen to an interview we posted with him from Grindhouse. He talks at length about all things horror, Hostel II, and mentions some of those other holiday slasher films.
I've definitely marked both April 25th and August 22nd down in my calendar already. Both of these look like they'll be some of the best films of next year, or at least I hope. Some of you may or may not know, but Grindhouse is still my favorite film of the year. And I'm personally looking forward to Saw IV quite a bit in just a few weeks. We'll be bringing you as much news and details as we can on both of these films as they lead up to their respective release dates in 2008!