Dimension Films has announced that GRIND HOUSE, the highly-anticipated collaboration from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, will be released in theaters Easter weekend, 2007.
"The Easter holiday was a record-breaking weekend for Dimension this year with SCARY MOVIE 4, and we are confident that GRIND HOUSE will do extremely well in this slot," said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of Dimension Films.
Dimension Films had major box office success on April 1, 2005, with SIN CITY, directed by Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and prior to that on April 16, 2004, when the Weinsteins released Tarantino's KILL BILL VOL. 2 through Miramax Films.
GRIND HOUSE will include two individually shot genre films: Rodriguez's zombie movie, Planet Terror, and Tarantino's slasher flick, Death Proof. The features will be shot in the tradition of the 70s exploitation films and will be bridged by faux movie trailers.
The ensemble cast for Rodriguez's Planet Terror includes Freddy Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Stacy Ferguson, Jeff Fahey and Michael Parks.
The ensemble cast for Tarantino's Death Proof will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sandra Condito, vp of production and development, Shannon McIntosh, evp of production and post production, and Richard Saperstein, president of production, will oversee the project on behalf of Dimension, reporting to Bob Weinstein.