Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving horror movie is getting a second helping. The director/co-writer shared the news on Instagram, stating that Sony/Tristar has greenlit the project. Roth said that he and Thanksgiving co-writer Jeff Rendell will write the script over the next year and that it will be released sometime in 2025, likely around Thanksgiving.
The first Thanksgiving took a unique path to becoming a feature film. It was originally advertised as a fake trailer during Quentin Tarantino and Rogert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse double feature in 2007. Then, it didn’t take long for horror fans to question if the holiday themed horror movie would become a reality.
The movie is set in Plymouth, Massachusetts where a Black Friday sale turns into a violent riot. One year later, a killer stalks and kills those involved in the incident while wearing a mask of the pilgrim John Carver. The movie stars Nell Verlaque, Patrick Dempsey, Gabriel Davenport, Rick Hoffman, Karen Cliche, Jalen Thomas Brooks, and Gina Gershon.
Thanksgiving arrived in theaters on November 17, 2023, and so far the slasher flick has grossed over $30 million globally.