Seriously just read that title, Hobo With a Shotgun. How does that not sound cool to you? And throw in Rutger freaking Hauer, The Hitcher himself and this movie sounds like it could be a hell of a lot of fun and awesome.

The project came about as a result of a competition in 2007 that coincided with the release of the Grindhouse double feature. The competition called for fans to submit a fake trailer for a Grindhouse style film that would screen before the movie. Nova Scotia filmmakers Jason Eisener, John Davies, and Rob Cotterill won the competition, which starred David Brunt in the titular hobo role. Ever since it debuted their was talk of the trailer being made into a feature length film and after watching it, you'll see why.

Now Ain't it Cool News have the scoop that filming is about to start on Monday and that Rutger Hauer will be replacing David Brunt as the hobo. Hauer is the perfect choice to replace Brunt. In his old age he has developed a rather grizzled look with frayed hair that is perfect for the role while I'm sure he'll easily be able to replicate and possibly even improve the menacing, gravely voice of the hobo from the trailer. Plus he has a track record of playing menacing almost deranged character similar to the hobo. Brunt will reportedly still have a role in the film, this time he'll have a role as a cop and, based on the trailer, he is probably going to be corrupt and on the receiving end of some sweet hobo justice.

Watch the trailer, bask in its awesomeness and just imagine how good Brunt's already memorable hobo role will be when Hauer takes over. Also lets wonder how this trailer, which features lots of violence and vague plot details, will come together as a full feature film. I hope it captures the same feel and has at least a mildly workable and watchable story.




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