The film is based on a fan-made trailer by director Jason Eisener that went on to win the Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse Trailer contest at this year’s South by Southwest. In the film, a homeless hobo vigilante cleans up the streets by blowing away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.
In the teaser trailer we see Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) flawlessly portray a hobo chillingly explaining his ruthless actions to a nursery full of babies. We get a portrait of a dystopian society where rape, murder, corruption and drugs have taken over, which can only be cleaned up by a man with nothing to loose. In true “grindhouse” fashion, we are also treated to tons of explosive blood and gore.
Relative unknown Jason Eisener (Treevenge) is set to direct the film. This movie is set t0 hit screens in 2012. Filming for the film begins this Monday.
With the release of Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun now coming to theaters, can we expect to see more Grindhouse exploitation films on the way soon? What do you think about the new trend where films are trying to be bad on purpose? Can terrible films start throwing the grindhouse moniker in their tag lines to try and play off bad writing?
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