Last week we reported that a third Hostel movie was in development, and that Eli Roth would probably not return to write or direct. Now this week, Bloody Disgusting has an inside scoop on who his replacement might be. Apparently a reliable source has revealed that Scott Spiegel, producer of the first two Hostel films, is in “serious talks” to write and direct Hostel: Part III.
Spiegel’s name is one that will be familiar to many horror fans, although I’m not sure that it’s necessarily a guarantee of quality. He is a long-time collaborator of Sam Raimi (he is credited as co-writer on Evil Dead II) and in addition to playing many bit parts in Raimi’s films, he also directed From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and a few other low budget horror flicks. It should come as no surprise that Hostel: Part III is also expected to go direct to DVD, but I’ll admit that I am somewhat curious to see what he can deliver. More on this as it develops.