Thursday, April 06, 2006

Grindhouse Rumors

Grindhouse: Rumors
of being Shut Down?

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From Bloody-Disgusting:
Here's an interesting rumor that appeared on the web a little too close to April Fool's Day for me to believe it 100%. According to 'The Grind House Forum' and various other sources like the infamous IMDB, production has been shut down on WeinsteinCo.'s Grind House, which is scheduled to hit theaters December 1st. For the reasons why, read on. In the film both Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each will direct a 75-minute horror tale including fake movie trailers in between both movies. Rodriguez's part, "Project Terror," will be a zombie pic, while Tarantino's section, "Death Proof," will a slasher seg...

There are increasing rumors that Grind House has indeed shut down production for no specified time. Several sources indicate this. While there is no official statement and there have been so far no good reasons for it (WE suspect it is because of Rodriguez's art exhibition this weekend), one source close to the production sais:

"I have been working on the film and I hate to say that the rumors are true. In fact .... many of the crew members went home already and the word on the set is that Rodriguez has gone over budget. There were days when we had 7 setups to shoot, but we usually would only get to shoot half of what was slated for the day. The word out is that Tarantino will probably be shooting his segment very soon, and we can get back to finish PT as soon as DP is done, and Rodriguez can get his **** together. that is all I have for the time being." Which at least means that it's not halted forever. This would be the first time ever Rodrigue would be OVER budget, usually he is under.


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