One of the most highly anticipated horror movies for 2007 is Lionsgate's Hostel 2, which will once again be directed by horror fav Eli Roth (Cabin Fever). A few months back the film was given a tentative January 5, 2007 release date, but as the summer comes to a close we were hearing mumblings that the date will soon change. We checked in with Eli to get the real deal on Hostel 2 and it's release. Read on for the skinny...
Eli Roth tells B-D:
"The January 5th date was never a reality. We sat down and looked at the production schedule, and I explained that in order to make that date we'd have to work 7 days a week non-stop and add extra people working around the clock.
We all felt that this was not best for the film, and since it's not a major horror holiday like Halloween, we should make the best movie possible and then find the right date from there.
Lionsgate and Screen Gems love the new script and believe we really can make a better, scarier movie than the first one, and are working now to figure out what the right release date is.
I will have the film ready late winter/early spring, so they can release it any time from that point on. We all want to make a great film, so that's our focus right now, not racing to make a deadline because it had been previously announced."