First Look: Quentin Tarantino Presents Hell Ride
by Alex Billington
December 13, 2007
Hell Ride was recently announced as one of the midnight premieres at Sundance in January, and now we have a first look at a couple of photos from this gnarly biker flick. Larry Bishop stars as badass biker Pistolero, who along with his brother The Gent (Michael Madsen) and Comanche (Eric Balfour), hit the road to avenge the death of Pistolero’s old lady Cherokee Kisum, by the 666ers, a rival motorcycle gang. Dennis Hopper and Vinnie Jones also star. I'll be damned if this doesn't look like one hell of an awesome throwback to biker cinema. Could this be a bit of Machete, that hilarious trailer with Danny Trejo from Grindhouse, lived out in full?
There's just so many great elements to Hell Ride. Quentin Tarantino as producer is a huge plus, and I don't even need to explain why. Larry Bishop wrote and directed this himself, so it's a biker movie made entirely by a biker. And lastly, I've gained immense respect for Michael Madsen since his performance Kill Bill Vol. 2 (as Budd) and Sin City (as Bob) and now this is one of those times where I can't wait to see how badass he'll be. Larry Bishop is the guy standing to the right of Michael Madsen in the first photo below.
Bishop plays a biker who watches his woman die at the hands of a Satanic biker gang known as the 666ers and sets out to seek revenge. Bishop penned and directed the film with Quentin Tarantino riding along as producer.
Hell Ride doesn't have a release date set by The Weinstein Company yet, but will arrive at some point in 2008.