Variety is reporting that the experimental feature Grind for The Weinstein Co. is set to go into production with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez both set to tackle a 60-minute horror tale each. The film, or films depending on how you look at it, will be shot in the spirit of old Hollywood ’70s exploitation films, including trailers and short extra materials between stories. Tarantino is keen this time on shooting a fake trailer for a sexploitation movie titled “Cowgirls in Sweden.” Other possibilities include a blaxploitation pic and a kung-fu movie.
Rodriguez’s part, “Planet Terror,” will be a zombie pic, while Tarantino’s section, “Death Proof,” will be a slasher story. Rodriguez is actually readying his shoot right now with plans to begin production on his home turf of Austin, Texas. Casting hasn’t been announced.
Grind is currently slated for a September 22 release and knowing the fast paced style of Robert Rodriguez productions that date might just be a secure own. Let’s hope so because this could be one for the ages. With any luck these two helmers will help ensure that the joy of going to the theaters sticks around for a long time and the idea of day-and-date DVD/TV/Theater releases are never truly implemented.