Thanksgiving 2 Update Given by Director Eli Roth

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Written By Sedoso Feb

Horror director Eli Roth has given fans a Thanksgiving 2 update and spoken about the writing process for the chilling slasher sequel.

While speaking with ComingSoon, Roth was asked about where he’s at in the writing process of Thanksgiving 2. The filmmaker revealed that, just after the interview, he would go back to working on the sequel’s story, then likened the process to driving in fog or reading a choose-your-own-adventure novel.

“Well, right now I’m taking a break to talk to you, but as soon as I get off this call, I go back, I sit down and I stare at a blank wall and I throw a rubber ball on it thinking of all the different possibilities. I’m in it. It’s like driving in the fog and then you’re like, ‘Oh, there’s a dead end. We’ve got to back up — beep, beep, beep.’ And then you go to, ‘Oh, this is cool — whoop chasm.’ It’s just this process,” Roth explained.

“Look, you can write anything and have 90 pages of something done, but you never get any greatness that way. I just sit there and I play the movie until it doesn’t work. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book. You go, then you die . We go this way until you kind of make your way at the end you’re like, ‘Oh, it’s so clear.’ It’s like you look at a board game, you go, ‘Oh, that was the path I made it through.’ So I’m like right in the middle of it.”

Who else wrote Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving was directed by Roth from a screenplay by Jeff Rendell. Roth and Rendell also produced alongside Roger Birnbaum. The film was inspired by Roth’s fake movie trailer he made from 2007’s Grindhouse by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

Thanksgiving starred Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Tim Dillon, Gabriel Davenport, Tomaso Sanelli, and Jenna Warren.


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