Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Just a week after we reported that Jason Eisener was finally about to roll cameras on a feature-length version of his Grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun, there is already some footage available to check out. The full-length version of the film stars Rutger Hauer as the title character, and started shooting this past Monday. Eisener posted a little montage of behind the scenes and actual footage to YouTube, and you can check it out below.
The film’s official site is promising a lot of material like this as the film goes through production, and if you’re anticipating this in the hopes of seeing ninety minutes of bloody, violent mayhem, you’re probably in luck. As one entry at the official site says,
To give you an idea of what’s going down, we actually ran out of blood today and had to make fresh batches. And we started out with a shitload of it. Looks like corn syrup is gonna be a hot commodity. We’ve also managed to destroy a bunch of crap around the city, and there’s still a whole lot more shit to burn/explode/disfigure/smash. First off though, after all of you found out Rutger is going to be in the film, the response has been absolutely amazing. We are all in awe at how many of you guys are cheering us on, the excitement around here is at a Bob Marley high.
This clip only shows a brief glimpse of Hauer as the Hobo, but he looks…well, he looks like a really good-looking hobo. So, just about perfect!. The music in this clip is great, too. Sounds like something between the original Terminator theme and a bit of Vangelis’ work from Blade Runner.
Here’s the official synopsis.
A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city’s crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how – with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail.