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Old 06-04-24, 01:40 PM
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Re: Hostel TV series -- S: Paul Giamatti -- From Eli Roth in the works

You know what? Sure why not. In fact, make it a continuation of Billions.
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I'm not sure what network or streamer would pick this up. Getting Giamatti is definitely a positive. I'm curious if he would be a protagonist like a cop or FBI or an antagonist like one of the heads in charge of this club of sickos.

If you go soft on the gore, it would just be another lame watered TV adaptation.

Shudder would seem like a logical choice since they are full on horror, but I'm not sure they would have the money for this.
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Re: Hostel TV series -- S: Paul Giamatti -- From Eli Roth in the works

I'd have no interest in this if not for Giamatti.
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What a strange series for Giamatti to pick. They must have pitched him something fantastic.

I have no idea how this would work since the movie was terrible.
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Re: Hostel TV series -- S: Paul Giamatti -- From Eli Roth in the works

Dilemma for me. I love Paul Giamatti but in my opinion Eli Roth is a terrible filmmaker, who entire career is based on "presented by Quentin Tarantino".
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Re: Hostel TV series -- S: Paul Giamatti -- From Eli Roth in the works

Eli Roth seems to be creatively bankrupt at this point, though many hate his stuff so much that they may think he was always.

Personally, I think the original Cabin Fever is great. Funny, gross and horrifying, it really showed what he was capable of, and Hostel doubled down on that and won in spades. Both those movies are fun horror movies which gives you those "what would I do if I was in this situation" thoughts while watching them.

I know there is a lot of hate for Hostel, but I never have understood it. Hostel 2 was just a rehash of the first one.

The Thanksgiving film was decent but unfortunately the original trailer/short was better than the entire movie. He just did a basic remake of all the 70's/80's cannibal films you have seen before with The Green Inferno and did remakes of Death Wish and Death Game.

And now he is looking at a TV series attempting to live off past, stale ideas of his. It would be nice to see him attempt something original. Whether you like his stuff or not, he definitely has some talent for the genre.
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Re: Hostel TV series -- S: Paul Giamatti -- From Eli Roth in the works

I liked Hostel 1, it was similar to the gore-centric Japanese horror movies I was watching at the time but with its own spin. Hostel 2 was just too much of a rehash for me.


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