Dimension Films has announced that Grind House, a collaboration from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, will be released in theaters Easter weekend, 2007. The announcement was made today by Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of Dimension Films.
Dimension Films had major box office success on April 1, 2005 with Sin City, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and prior to that on April 16, 2004, when the Weinsteins released Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 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 joined by faux movie trailers.
The tremendous ensemble cast for Rodriguez's Planet Terror includes Freddy Rodriguez (Poseidon, Six Feet Under, Dead Presidents), Rose McGowan ("Charmed," Jawbreaker, Dimension's Scream), Josh Brolin (Into The Blue, Hollow Man), Marley Shelton (Sin City, Uptown Girls), Michael Biehn (Alien, The Abyss), Stacy Ferguson (also known as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Poseidon), Jeff Fahey (Dark Hunters, Wyatt Earp), and Michael Parks (Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn).
The ensemble cast for Tarantino's Death Proof will be announced in the coming weeks.