Four years after Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino tried to recreate the grindhouse cinema experience with the aptly titled Grindhouse, two films based off the fake trailers that accompanied them have now been made into proper feature films. Machete underwhelmed at the box office in 2010, helmed by Rodriguez and starring Danny Trejo. Now comes Hobo with a Shotgun and a red-band trailer.
The trailer, created by Dartmouth, Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener, John Davies, and Rob Cotterill, won Rodriguez’s South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest. In their trailer, a vagabond with a 20-gauge shotgun becomes a vigilante to take on criminal in his fair city. Shown in select theaters in the United States and Canada, the film was eventually green lit with a reported budget of $3 million.
Now Jason Eisener picks where they left off with legendary actor Rutger Hauer in the title role as a man who dreams of buying a lawnmower and having a plot of grass all to hsi own. The Hobo ends up becoming a violent shotgun-wielding vigilante upon entering the crime-stricken city.
Hobo with a Shotgun is scheduled for release May 6, 2011. Be sure to check out our review.
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