More good news Grindhouse fans! As we reported on Friday, the spin off based on one of the faux movie trailers in Grindhouse, Machete has a release date set for Labor Day weekend. Well, if the blood Machete spills won’t be enough to hold you over for very long, you can expect another Grindhouse gem to follow shortly….Hobo with a Shotgun.
For those of you that don’t know, Hobo with a Shotgun, was a brilliant faux trailer created by Nova Scotia director, Jason Eisener for Robert Rodriguez’s SXSW Grindhouse trailer contest in 2007. Yesterday, Ain’t It Cool News reported that the full length feature film starts shooting today and they also revealed Rutger Hauer has been cast as the Hobo! Hit the jump for the original trailer:
Casting Hauer was a solid move because he definitely has the ability to bring the perfect amount of rugged and filthy to the hobo who’s had enough. Also, despite the casting switch (Dave Brunt was the original Hobo With a Shotgun), rumor has it that Brunt will still be appearing in the film as a cop. Here’s the original trailer: