Hobo with a Shotgun is about… a hobo with a shotgun. Oh, and he’s fed up with society and goes on a rampage.
In order to make the film not TOO crazy, the society the hobo lives in is really messed up, like Robocop-style Detroit messed up, so he’s not such a bad guy. The film is based on a fake Grindhouse trailer that looked like such a good idea that it’s now a film with Rutger Hauer.
Hobo With a Shotgun
The fake trailer and film are the brainchild of Jason Eisener. He hasn’t really done much so far, but he did make a short film called Treevenge, which I assume is another Grindhouse style movie, but about trees that get revenge. I don’t know how I figured that out, but it just came to me.
Hobo with a Shotgun Trailer
Hobo with a Shotgun Release Date
The film will be On Demand on April 1, 2011, with a couple showings in Austin and LA for those lucky enough to be there on May 6 and May 20, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Rutger Hauer … Hobo
Gregory Smith … Slick
Molly Dunsworth … Abby
Nick Bateman … Ivan / RIP
Brian Downey … Drake
Jeremy Akerman … Chief Wakeum
Michael Ray Fox … Doctor
Glen Matthews … Gang Leader
Pasha Ebrahimi … Bum fight film maker
Mark A. Owen … Thug 1
Scott Vrooman … Rookie Cop
Peter Simas … Grinder
Zander Rosborough¹ … Gang Member #3
John Awoods … Doctor
Rhys Bevan-John … Thug #1
Logan James … Baby
Gregory Richardson … Angry Citizen
Myles Nickerson … Angry Townsperson
What’s Good About It?
It’s a movie about a HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN. Duh. It’s going to be awesome.
What’s Bad About It?
I wish the film wouldn’t adhere so strictly to the Grindhouse style. I’d rather they make it seriously, but with the concept intact, so that it’s still crazy.
Our Clever Prediction
Cult classic, but it won’t make lots of money. Too bad. Maybe the filmmaker will get some more chances because of it. Here’s hoping.