Tarantino & Rodriguez Begin Grind
February 2, 2006
The Weinstein Company's Grind -- for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are each set to direct a 60-minute horror tale -- is headed into production in the coming weeks, with Rodriguez readying to shoot his segment on his home turf of Austin, Texas.
Variety says Rodriguez's part, "Planet Terror," will be a zombie movie, while Tarantino's section, "Death Proof," will a slasher film. Casting hasn't been announced for either segment.
The two filmmakers are hammering out concepts for some of the faux trailers and ads that will run between the two pics as an intermission.
Tarantino is keen this time on shooting a fake trailer for a sexploitation movie titled "Cowgirls in Sweden." Other possibilities include a blaxploitation film and a kung-fu movie.
The trade says that Grind will be shot in the tradition of the '70s exploitation films that influences both helmers.
The studio is targeting a September 22 release for Grind.