Rodriguez & Tarantino Prepare to "Grind" It OutVariety brings a solid report on the highly-anticipated "Grind" horror flick, which will be a dual-story experiment from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Production is expected to get underway later this month.
"The Weinstein Co.'s highly anticipated experimental pic -- for which Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are each set to helm 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.
Rodriguez's part, "Planet Terror," will be a zombie pic, while Tarantino's section, "Death Proof," will a slasher segseg.
Casting hasn't been announced.
"Grind" will be shot in the tradition of the '70s exploitation films that influences both helmers. Variety coined the phrase "grindhouse" to describe the seedy, downtown movie theaters that ran double or triple-features with only brief intermissions."
This sounds like a fun little gimmick flick to me. Then again I'm a ravenous horror geek who thought the last genre collaboration from Tarantino & Rodriguez (1996's "From Dusk Till Dawn") was a hoot and a half.