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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.16.09] movie apocalyptic news scifi



It was almost a year ago that we first learned of Eli Roth's desires to make a massive apocalyptic mass-destruction movie in the vein of Cloverfield. At the time I was skeptical about whether the PG-13 film would ever get off the ground. Roth may have seen success with Hostel but he's yet to be tested with blockbuster money.

In a recent interview with MTV however, Roth makes us believe he not only means what he says but that he expects filming to begin as early as the fall:


"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."

"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 yet. 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!"


Even though I'm not the biggest believer in Roth yet I would be interested to learn more about what he has in mind here.

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Anonymous (8 years ago) Reply

grounded? that sounds like a hint. something like tremors or so. stuff that lives underground / has been underground for long...he might be able to pull it off. but we all know its going to be so popcorny and cheesy :I

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