Rutger Hauer Starring in a Full 'Hobo With a Shotgun' Movie

April 18, 2010
Source: Ain't It Cool News

Rutger Hauer

Wait, what? There's a full-length Hobo With a Shotgun movie in the works?! Yep, there definitely is, and it actually starts shooting up in Halifax, Nova Scotia this very week. For those who don't know, Hobo With a Shotgun was originally the "fake" trailer that won the best Grindhouse trailer award when that movie was released a few years back. It was directed by Nova Scotia native Jason Eisener who also happens to be the guy who brought us the brilliant Treevenge short. A full-length feature version of Hobo is now in production up in Canada and even has an awesome actor to play the hobo - Rutger Hauer. Now that is great casting.

Ain't It Cool News broke this casting story earlier today with express confirmation from Eisener himself, so it's definitely accurate. Rutger Hauer is the Dutch actor who has starred in everything from Blade Runner (as bad guy Roy Batty) to The Hitcher (the original) to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) to Sin City (as Cardinal Roark) to Batman Begins (and many more I didn't mention). Since this literally is about a Hobo With a Shotgun, I think it's okay to say that Hauer will definitely kick some serious ass in this. The guy who played the original hobo in the trailer will at least get a cameo, but we're not sure who else in the cast yet.

You can check out the original trailer below. It is pretty awesome, so watch and get ready for a feature length version of this bad boy to go with Robert Rodriguez's Machete, now scheduled for release September 3rd.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


My god, I remember seeing this trailer way back and thinking it was amazing. Great to see it being made... with Rutger Hauer!

Gill on Apr 18, 2010


Oh man, Hobo with a Shotgun, Thanksgiving and the Machete trailers were worth the four hour sit in the theatre

Jaf on Apr 18, 2010


its been quite sometime since ive seen this, but my mates and I are still quoting it... WE'RE ALL DIRTY COPS!

Tom Dearsley on Apr 19, 2010


amazing post 🙂 thank you for sharing 😛

highsol on Apr 19, 2010


Rutger is awesome (I'm Dutch :D)!

Robbie on Apr 19, 2010


this also makes me very excite!

Lando is a system not a man on Apr 19, 2010


"Hobo with a Shotgun".... hmmm... sounds kinky!!! 😛 seriously though, when did the original come out?

Said on Apr 19, 2010


Now this was cool.

Mike on Apr 19, 2010


This wasn't in the Grindhouse movie. It was Machete, Werewolf Women of the SS, Thanksgiving, and Don't. I've never even heard of this. That isn't to say this isn't a badass trailer, but just saying it wasn't in Grindhouse.

Efrain on Apr 19, 2010


@#9 It actually was in Grindhouse but only certain releases of it in Canada. So yup it was in Grindhouse just not the version you saw.

The_Kid on Apr 19, 2010


I'd hardly call it the best Grindhouse fake trailer. Are there more fake trailers other than this? The only ones I've seen are the ones #9 listed.

Craig on Apr 19, 2010


Now this was cool.

dresses1 on Apr 20, 2010

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