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« on: July 06, 2006, 11:14:00 AM »

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060706c.php

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Eli Roth will go into production on his "Hostel" sequel in September at Prague's Barrandov Studios and other locations around the Czech Republic reports Production Weekly.

Roth confirms he'll also shoot a bit around Rome and potentially Slovakia if they allow him back (Slovaks took great exception to how their country was portrayed in the first film). "Hostel 2" will focus around three female protagonists and unlike the first film, will start off dark and creepy and remain that way throughout.

"I want it to feel like the movie is going to pick up on the next cut, as if you could watch the two movies back-to-back and it would be a three-hour movie. There will be some new things in there, but it has to look and feel like that movie" says Roth.

Roth will then head into production on a film version of Stephen King's "Cell" next spring.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 11:57:57 AM »

Nooooooooooo.

The first one was horrible and Im glad I didnt pay to see it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 02:46:29 PM »

The first fick didn't live up to the expectations I had for it before renting it ... but I dug the concept, as far as horror flicks go, and at least Roth is going for hard R horror, and isn't doing it to cash in on the genre.
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006, 02:47:20 PM »

Yuo know, I was anxious to see Cell made into a film then I heard it was this fool diong it post- Hostel 2. Hopes? Yeah, they're out the window flying away now. Goodbye hopes! Have a safe flight!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006, 03:02:45 PM »

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Yuo know, I was anxious to see Cell made into a film then I heard it was this fool diong it post- Hostel 2. Hopes? Yeah, they're out the window flying away now. Goodbye hopes! Have a safe flight!

Cell was a good zombie-type book for about 100 pages and then it just dribbled away into boring.  I can't see the movie being any good unless they have permission to deviate from the script.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006, 04:46:50 PM »

Considering it's a Stephen King adaptation I can't see how they wouldn't deviate from the script. slywink
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 08:58:24 PM »

Meh...I'm up in the air about this one really. I don't know how to feel. I didn't really like the first one that much.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006, 09:01:49 PM »

I liked the idea of the first one but I think they spent too much time leading up to what was happening and not enough time on the actual storyline.  Could have been really good if they werent just focusing so much energy on shock value.  Gore is fine, but there is a point where it just becomes unnecessary and detracts from what is happening.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006, 10:17:27 PM »

I like a good gruesome movie, but all the gratuitous nudity and sex was just too much for me.  Ruined the movie for me.  Take that out and I would give the movie a C+ on the horror scale.  With it it was a D- in my opinion.  

Will not see the second one.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006, 10:28:55 PM »

I enjoyed the first one, but I thought the gore and violence was rather tame compared to the recent The Hills Have Eyes.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2006, 12:43:56 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2006, 05:03:55 PM »

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I like a good gruesome movie, but all the gratuitous nudity and sex was just too much for me.  Ruined the movie for me.  Take that out and I would give the movie a C+ on the horror scale.  With it it was a D- in my opinion.  

Will not see the second one.


Wait, so you're okay with the gore (torture/murder) but nudity and sex is a negative? That seems demented.  It is a horror film, they do have nudity on occassion and nudity should be expected, especially in an R or MA-17 rated movie.

Yes, you have the right to your opinion, but don't you think it is a bit strange that nudity would make you flinch and not the gore?
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2006, 05:12:23 PM »

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I like a good gruesome movie, but all the gratuitous nudity and sex was just too much for me.  Ruined the movie for me.  Take that out and I would give the movie a C+ on the horror scale.  With it it was a D- in my opinion.  

Will not see the second one.


Wait, so you're okay with the gore (torture/murder) but nudity and sex is a negative? That seems demented.  It is a horror film, they do have nudity on occassion and nudity should be expected, especially in an R or MA-17 rated movie.

Yes, you have the right to your opinion, but don't you think it is a bit strange that nudity would make you flinch and not the gore?


I'm guessing he secretly works for the MPAA. slywink
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2006, 09:16:39 PM »

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"I want it to feel like the movie is going to pick up on the next cut, as if you could watch the two movies back-to-back and it would be a three-hour movie. There will be some new things in there, but it has to look and feel like that movie" says Roth.

So more of the same?  No thanks.  I didn't enjoy the characters in Hostel, nor did I find their journey particularly compelling.  However, despite my better judgement, I found Hostel did have a far more thought provoking concept than your standard gore-porn flick.  There's some social commentary in the film that's worth talking about, even if the film itself is not.  Unless Roth has something new to say, I'm not interested in seeing another one.
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2006, 01:51:30 AM »

WHY?

Was the first one not stupid enough? WHY GOD? WHY?

I just don't understand hollywood.
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2006, 03:31:24 AM »

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WHY?

Was the first one not stupid enough? WHY GOD? WHY?

I just don't understand hollywood.


It's a simple, though disheartening, concept:  profit.  This horror resurrgence is all about small investment and relatively large returns.
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« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2006, 09:36:59 PM »

Since I'm working on movies(for The Movies game), I have been reading a few 'how to' online guides for writing scripts.  This column in particular gives some pretty good insight on how they choose which movies to make.

For instance, "Hostel 2", there's name brand recognition there.  Not only is it a known commodity, but if the second one is successful enough- presto! You have a franchise(ala the 'Saw' movies).

People who think it's about making 'good' movies have it all wrong.
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2006, 08:34:48 PM »

It's a business, yo, and they'll keep making movies that the suits assume will make them money. Shock horror and comedies are relatively cheap to make, so they're more profitable than, say, a giant summer blockbuster, like Poseidon (chose that one 'cause it cost a hell of a lot and didn't make much).
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2006, 02:26:58 PM »

Sadly, profit continues to drive this. It makes sense, but when a franchise is out of gusto (or isn't designed to be a franchise at all) there's no sense in milking it.
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2006, 05:53:15 PM »

And for what it's worth, I'd much rather see a Hostel 2 than a sequel to crap like House of Wax. I think flicks like Saw and Hostel would just need a little more cash, a little more time in development, and slightly better actors ('cause you ain't getting the best) to pull off really good movies. I think the premise behind both are solid, so it's just the execution that needs more work.
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« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2006, 07:56:55 PM »

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And for what it's worth, I'd much rather see a Hostel 2 than a sequel to crap like House of Wax. I think flicks like Saw and Hostel would just need a little more cash, a little more time in development, and slightly better actors ('cause you ain't getting the best) to pull off really good movies. I think the premise behind both are solid, so it's just the execution that needs more work.

I'd agree with that, in theory.  Both Saw and Hostel benefit from having premises that look like standard schlock-horror fare, but have a modicum of thought put behind them.  They aren't the simple paint-by-numbers "people caught in desperate situations while crazy people dispatch of them in gruesome ways" films the likes of which we see over and over again.  This is largely what has gotten them the following and/or recognition they deserve.

Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't see such things as recognition for a job well done; for providing something resembling meat in a kitchen filled with nothing but sugar and lard.  All they see are films that made a profit.

So what will we get?  Paint-by-numbers using Saw and Hostel as the new template.  A kitchen full of the new meat, that in the end looks and tastes so much like sugar and lard.
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