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Hobo With A Shotgun Circle of Life

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In 2007, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez held a Grindhouse faux trailer competition at the South By Southwest festival. The winner of that contest, as you probably know by now, was "Hobo With A Shotgun." Things have come full circle, and the finished full-length film starring Rutger Hauer will play SXSW on Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16. The filmmakers of Hobo With A Shotgun are now holding their own trailer making contest, which you can submit to right now until March 31st, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. More explanation from director and Canadian Jason Eisener, after the jump:

Yep, so you pretty much read / heard that right: Magnolia pictures wants you to film a fake trailer in three weeks. I suppose if you already have an idea, that may be possible. The grand prize is "inclusion on the Hobo With A Shotgun DVD", so if you do already have an idea and an incredible amount of motivation, you can actually enter this contest. My problem in film school was that I didn't know enough people I could bribe to be in my student films, and I'm proud to say my self alienation has not changed one bit.

Here's the filmmaker's summary of the flick, with the new red band trailer that has 22 added seconds of gore:

A train pulls into its final station and a Hobo hops from a freight car. He has dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but finds himself trapped in an urban hell instead. A city where criminals rule the streets, landlords evict single mothers in the middle of the night, and where the city's crime boss, The Drake, reigns supreme with his sadistic, homeless-killing sons, Slick & Ivan. Through the chaos, the Hobo comes across a shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower and a shotgun, and decides it's time to cut the grass, make the city beautiful and start a new way of life. But after witnessing the brutality that encompasses this city, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this place is with a gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.

I love that your only choices in life are to landscape, or brutally murder anyone who pisses you off.

Hobo With A Shotgun will be available on Video On Demand, iTunes, XBOX Marketplace, Playstation and on April 1 and then in select theaters starting May 6.

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This is a beautiful thing.


I really want to make Dog Wonka happen. All puppies in the Chicago area, this is your chance to be a star.