Hobo With A Shotgun Trailer: Is Rutger Hauer The Next Machete?

By Josh Tyler 2010-09-03 00:07:22discussion comments
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If Machete is a big success this weekend, donít be surprised to see a whole new wave of exploitation films unleashed on American cinemas. But even if it isnít, we know weíre getting at least one more grindhouse movie: Hobo with a Shotgun.

While making Grindhouse, the movie which first played host to Macheteís fake trailer, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino held an online contest for aspiring filmmakers, to see who could come up with the best, grindhouse style movie trailer. The winner was a trailer by Jason Eisnerís Hobo with a Shotgun and while unlike Machete that fake trailer never actually appeared on screen, theyíre turning it into a movie too.

The first official trailer for Hobo with a Shotgun has arrived online. According to the movieís official site itíll actually be shown in front of some Machete prints in Canada. But if youíre not in Canada, here it is right now:


Yep, that was Rutger Hauer you just saw as the titular shotgun wielding hobo. If you went into that trailer expecting something in the mold of Macheteís gritty style, you were probably a bit surprised. Actually it seems as though Eisner has gone an entirely different direction from the Hobo with a Shotgun movie he teased in the original, fake trailer he made for the movie. Hereís the old one. Take a look:


I have to say, I like the old, fake trailer a lot better than the real one. Itís as though Rutger Hauer got involved and they decided to take this thing seriously and suck all the fun out of it. Maybe Iím wrong. Iíd like to be. Iím still rooting for this movie.

No word yet when or if Hobo with a Shotgun will get a theatrical release, but weíll let you know when we know.
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