Eli Roth Going PG-13 and Sci-Fi Next!
You may hate his movies, but you can't deny that Eli Roth is definitely a cool guy. If you need a refresher, you can always go listen to this interview. If you're sick and tired of the torture porn that Roth created in Hostel, then don't worry, so is he. "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." Besides the aforementioned Trailer Trash movie, we've been waiting to see what Roth will take on next. Now we know the answer - a PG-13 sci-fi action film.
Roth spoke to Yahoo last week and told them that he is two weeks away from finishing a new script for a science-fiction action film inspired by Cloverfield and Transformers. "This will be my first big-budget, PG-13, mass-destruction movie. I went total chaos and pandemonium." Roth wouldn't share any further details pending an announcement coming in May. However, he did go on to say later that although the film would initially be PG-13, he would shoot "some gratuitous violence to include on an unrated version of the DVD" in order to appease his fans' desire for the gore that Roth is really known for.
I'm definitely very excited to see what this project is all about. Not a lot of people like Eli Roth, but I'm certainly a big fan. His passion and enthusiasm for cinema and appreciation for every last side of it (including, obviously, the very gory side) is what makes me realize he's more than just a boring filmmaker like Uwe Boll. I think he's got a lot going for him and maybe this will finally be the time when people realize how talented he is and no longer complain about how pointless torture porn movies like Hostel are.
When he mentions that Cloverfield and Transformers inspired this, I think that can be interpreted quite literally because I know Roth loved both of those films and probably went out to make something that would honor them specifically. We'll be sure to cover his official announcement due out in May.