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Eli Roth Clears Up Some Rumors

Posted: May 5th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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"Hostel" director Eli Roth updated his blog to explain that he hasn't abandoned the horror genre or R-rated films, just because he is currently looking to a make a PG-13 action/sci-fi flick.

"It's not that I wanted to or set out to make a PG-13 film, but that the idea best lent itself to a PG-13 rating. The mistake that studios make is that films get watered down or castrated to fit a certain rating, and that rating doesn't necessarily best serve the story. "Hostel" would not have worked as a PG-13 movie, because a very important ingredient to the story is the violence. A film like "Cloverfield", in my mind, was the perfect PG-13 movie, because it was really scary, it had a good amount of violence, but just the shot of the girl's chest exploding in the tent was all you really needed. It wasn't about the gore, it was about the monster."

One thing Roth asks of fans is to wait until his next movie is released before believing headlines written about him. "I realized that no matter what I say, people are going to put some kind of "spin" on it, true or not, to get people to read the story. If I made 'Hostel 3' they'd say I was repeating myself, and if I said I'm doing anything different they say that I'm "ditching" horror."

He continued: "I'm only going to make ideas that excite me. Period. Some of those ideas are R rated, some of them are G rated, and some of them are in between. Some ideas are horror, some are comedy, some are sci-fi, some are animated. Some ideas are feature films, some are shorts, some are not even film ideas."

He finished up with a tease: "I've had crazy insomnia working on this new project. Major announcement coming soon. Stay tuned."

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