Nova Scotia director Jason Eisener was working at a comic book store when he entered a fake Grindhouse-style movie trailer Hobo with a Shotgun in a 2007 SXSW contest. He won and his short went along with the promotion of the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse. Eisener also hoped to make a full-length feature, and now the film has found its leading man.
According to Ain't It Cool News, production is set to begin tomorrow on the feature with Rutger Hauer set in the lead role.
No further detail on the film is available, other than the fact that original hobo actor David Brunt will appear as a cop.
Check out the original trailer below.
Hobo with a Shotgun was released May 6th, 2011 and stars Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Brian Downey, Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman, Drew O'Hara, Molly Dunsworth. The film is directed by Jason Eisener.