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It’s a good day to be a fan of aging men with a violent streak. Over the last week we’ve had behind the scenes video glimpses of both the Coen Brothers version of True Grit and Jason Eisener‘s feature-length expansion of his fake grindhouse trailer Hobo With a Shotgun. Now we’ve got still images of Jeff Bridges and Rutger Hauer in their respective costumes for each film. Read More »

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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. Read More »

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“I’m gonna sleep in your bloody carcasses tonight!”

In 2007 there was a contest at SXSW that invited filmmakers to create their own fake grindhouse-style movie trailers to go along with the promotion for the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez film Grindhouse. The winner, by a great margin, was Hobo with a Shotgun, from Nova Scotia director Jason Eisener.

The young director, who worked in a comic book store when his film won the contest, saw Hobo with a Shotgun attached to Canadian prints of Grindhouse, and immediately started talking about the possibility of a feature-length version. It’s taken a while to make that happen (Eisener has made the very popular short Treevenge in the interim) but now the feature version of of his grindhouse trailer is about to begin production. In the lead role, he’s got a new hobo: Rutger Hauer. Is there any better casting choice than that? Read More »

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