Back from an acting stint and ready to roll in the director’s seat, Eli “Killjoy” Roth has let his creative juices (and probably the Tancho as well) flow forth once more. Roth sat down with MTV to reveal plans for his next two films:
“I’m almost done with my new script,” revealed Roth, whose upcoming return to glory also includes his first major acting role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” this August. “I was actually almost done with it before ‘Basterds,’ but I had to put it down, and that was actually a good thing I took time away from it, but I’m going to finish that up and start shooting this fall.”
Although Roth couldn’t tell us the film’s name, he was enthusiastic about it being his first-ever big budget movie. “I don’t want to give away the title yet, because I have to make sure I own it 100%, but it’s going to be something that is really fun with lots of mass destruction,” he said. “I wanted to do something along the lines of ‘Transformers’ or ‘Cloverfield’ that was a little more science fiction-based, and with lots of chaos and mass destruction.”
“I don’t want to say what [the monster is] yet,” Roth added. “Once it gets set up, I will let everyone know. It is not aliens or robots or a virus – it’s a little more grounded. But when people hear it they are going to be like ‘That is going to be insane!’.”
Well, sorry to spoil the secret here, but I’m pretty sure the “monster” just might be the director’s very own hair. Shh!
As for the second film, Roth also plans to direct the feature-length version of Thanksgiving in rapid succession. You know, just so the over-zealous feminists don’t think he’s forgotten all about inadvertently offending their delicate sensibilities.
Roth said that after he shoots his untitled sci-fi blockbuster, he’ll get back to his roots by filming “the sickest, bloodiest, most violent slasher movie,” he said of the “Thanksgiving” flick inspired by the holiday-themed horror classics of the ’80s. “I want to make the highest body count slasher film I can.”
Finally, on the Inglourious Basterds front, Tarantino Archives also reveals some new Basterds footage as it was cut before the “American Idol” On Roth’s MySpace, he describes the footage: “As they say in Knocked Up, ‘Jews kicking ass!”‘ Good times, mates.