Image Credit: Everett CollectionAudiences may not have flocked to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s two-movies-for-the-price-of-one Grindhouse venture when it was released back in 2007. But the schlock-tastic project is enjoying a peculiar, and thriving, afterlife thanks to its fake movie trailers. Rodriguez has turned his own Machete ad into a full-blown forthcoming movie featuring Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, and Danny Trejo, who starred in the original faux trailer. Meanwhile, Hostel auteur Eli Roth continues to insist that he will eventually get round to making a full length version of his hilariously disgusting Thanksgiving commercial.
And now comes the news that production has started on Hobo with A Shotgun. If you’re thinking “Hobo with a what-now?,” then don’t worry. The Hobo with a Shotgun trailer, which was made by an unknown Nova Scotia director called Jason Eisener for a mere $150, was only included in a few Grindhouse prints after winning a fake trailer competition set up by Rodriguez. But three years on, Eisener’s dreams of making a movie called, uh, Hobo with a Shotgun, have come true and the film recently started principal production with the mighty Rutger Hauer in the lead role of the munitions-minded vagrant.
Check out the original, expletive- and blood-featuring, fake trailer after the break and tell us what you think. Would you pay good money to see a film called Hobo with a Shotgun? And is that title more or less gloriously dumb than Snakes on a Plane and Hot Tub Time Machine?