Eli Roth Took Advice from Quentin Tarantino on Endangered Species Script
12.08.09 by BrentJS
After a two-year hiatus from directing, Eli Roth (Hostel) is back at the helm of a major motion picture with Endangered Species, his first sci-fi film. Roth, who is also writing the script, recently told MTV that he got some advice from his friend and mentor, Quentin Tarantino.
Quentin actually loved the draft and had some really great suggestions, so I'm tweaking the script. And I'm working out some visual effects tests, which is going to determine how I shoot it.
Roth first revealed he was working on the movie back in April, telling MTV that it was "along the lines of Transformers or Cloverfield ... with lots of chaos and mass destruction." Roth didn't say much more about the movie in the latest interview, but he did say that he owes a lot to Michael Bay, the director of both Transformers movies.
I actually saw Michael Bay the other night and I talked to him for half an hour about how much he inspired me to destroy things!
Roth expects to begin shooting next year, and said that no actors had been cast yet.
There are certain actors that I love and that I'd love to work with and certain people I have in mind. But it's easier for me to hone and finalize and get the script finished and then the method by which I'm going to shoot it and then the order, and then cast it.