Roth says no to Hostel 3?
Since Hostel 2 was completed we have been waiting for news on Hostel 3. The latest news says that the studio has begun official talks on Hostel 3. However, it looks like Eli Roth will not be coming back for more.
I really liked the first, but thought they missed a trick in the second. What would Hostel 3 look like without Eli Roth?
Following Hostel II (Filmstalker review) there seemed to be some mixed messages about whether Eli Roth would be involved in a third film. Early reports said he probably would be, but then it seemed to be that he wasn't interested. Firstly he said that Hostel II was the end and he didn't want to take it any further, and he also agreed with Richard at the time that trilogies can be lame.
Not much has been heard since then, we've all been waiting for news on Hostel III. But Bloody Disgusting say that official talks have begun for Hostel III. They also updated the story to say that Eli Roth will not write or direct. Given the last we heard from him I guess it's no surprise, but I certainly had held out hope that if there had to be a third that he would do it.
Looks like it's not to be. I can't say I have a huge appetite for a third Hostel film. I really enjoyed Hostel (Filmstalker review), it had elements of suspense/thriller and horror. I thought the second missed a great opportunity though, wouldn't it have been better to explore the organisation behind the killings more? Once the unlucky girls were in the factory it plodded into usual sequel territory, for me anyway.
What about you, are you interested in Hostel 3 without Eli Roth? Is there an original idea that could make a third decent? Or should they just call it quits?