Hot on the heels of Machete getting a September release date, we have more Grindhouse-related news for you today. Another fake trailer featured in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 experiment was Hobo with a Shotgun, an over-the-top parody of 70’s exploitation flicks that you can check out after the jump. According to AICN, a feature-length version of the film begins shooting today in Canada, and actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Sin City) has been tapped to fill the hobo’s tattered shoes.
This is pretty excellent casting. Hauer’s got some of the best “crazy eyes” in the business and he seems like a great fit for the character. David Brunt, the actor who played the hobo in the trailer, will have a role in the feature as a police officer.
The original fake trailer, directed by Nova Scotian filmmaker Jason Eisener, actually won a competition to secure its place on some cuts of the Grindhouse film. Eisener will make his feature-length directorial debut with this project, after directing another short – entitled Treevenge – in the meantime.
Check out the NSFW (Not Safe For Work) trailer for Hobo with a Shotgun below and let us know what you think in the comments section. Do you think this project has the potential to be more fun than Machete?