Eli Roth has stated that he has no intention of taking part in the proposed second sequel to his ‘torture porn’ classic Hostel, comparing it to the ill-advised straight-to-video flick Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever which had also followed in his footsteps. Talking earlier today about the movie, Roth insisted that this chapter of his life is over.
“The studio had made a lot of money with it so they want to keep going, and the fans, there’s demand for it, and great. If I started something and other people want to continue it, go for it. I’m just not involved in anyway,” says the director, who helmed Hostel back in 2005. “There’s no negativity about it. I just said, ‘I put everything in my life for three years into these movies. I’ve said everything I have to say with it.’”
Roth also said claimed that, despite the second film failing to achieve the success of the first, he still loves sequels and has no resentment about the series continuing without him. “I’m all for sequels, as long as it’s a well-made movie, I don’t care if it’s a sequel, a prequel, a remake or an original film. If it’s well-made film and it’s entertaining and I got my money’s worth, then I love it, I’m all for it.”
With his adaptation of Stephen King’s Cell now dead in the water, and his rumoured remake of The Funhouse uncertain, Roth’s next planned feature is $60m sci-fi flick Endangered Species. Whether or not Hostel producer Scott Spiegel (Intruder) will direct as had previously been hinted at remains to be seen, but either way Roth wants no part of it.