Chris Penn, who played Nice Guy Eddie in Reservoir Dogs, died at the age of 40 yesterday.
Twitch has an interview with Eli Roth up.
D: Alright hey, no biggie. So the flick seems about half boobs and half blood?
ELI: It’s actually a third boobs, and a third blood and then a third really creepy disturbing mystery.
D: Yeah … wow. That’s like cool that you can get it down that exact and all. Do the actresses like vying for the boob time?
ELI: Uh, well we talk to all the actresses ahead of time so everybody knows exactly…
D: Like do they catfight for ya?! Dude you are so lucky. I remember one time in the seventh grade…
ELI: No, no. We work out all the sex scenes and nudity with everyone so they’ll feel comfortable. Do you do this much? I mean usually I don’t do interviews without…
There are also reports of a sequel to Hosel in the works.
Taking in approximately $7.6 million on Friday, Hostel has the top spot in the box office race for this weekend. Current projections are for a $20 million opening weekend – an awesome start for a film that only cost $4.5 million to make.
Congrats to Eli Roth (JoBlo interview) for the success, and to Tarantino for pimping the film to a bigger audience than it would have otherwise seen.
Related: Hostel posters, Official Hostel website.
For those looking for more detailed info on Killshot, the Elmore Leonard weblog has a bunch of information, including some set visits. The film isn’t scheduled to be released until November 26th.
Some background, this is another “Quentin Tarantino presents…” film with QT serving as Executive Producer. He’s held the film rights to the novel this film is based on for years – Killshot by Elmore Leonard – and supposedly wrote a script for the film (which is not being used). He then hired Christopher McQuarrie to write a script (Usual Suspects), which is also not being used. I’m not sure what this carousel of screenplays means for the ultimate quality of the film.
No info yet on how well it did at the box office, but it shows up as the 6th most popular film as of Friday on the Box Office Mojo website.
If you are going to go this weekend, feel free to email me with your thoughts on the film and I’ll aggregate them into a post. I’ve got too much other stuff already scheduled to see it until next week.
A couple of the Hostel movie posters are now for sale over at Movie Goods. Click the posters below to buy them.