Give it up for director Jason Eisner and partner producer/writer Rob Cotterill. Two years ago the duo hailing from America's hat (I say it with love, Canada) entered a competition to design a faux trailer to be sandwiched between the bloody and the talky bits of the Rodriguez/Tarantino double-bill Grindhouse. Said trailer was for the revenge/cleanin' up the streets actioner opus Hobo With a Shotgun.
Two years later their trailer is an extra on the Grindhouse DVD set, they've got the amazing short film Treevenge under their belt (if you haven't seen it, you haven't lived a full life - remedy that here), and now Fangoria has news that the Canadian film distributor Alliance would like Eisner and Cotterill to make a feature length film out of Hobo With a Shotgun.
Fango Radio caught up with Eisner, who explained that they're planning on a start time of spring 2010, though they cautioned, "Right now, our main concentration is getting the HOBO script tight, getting a shot list and storyboards and being as prepared as we possibly can so we don't screw it up."
The fact that people are still talking about a two minute long fake trailer two years after it was made should be testament enough to how talented Eisner and Cotterill are at channeling the spirit of an extinct breed of filmmaking. If you have doubt that this is anything but great news for fans of grindhouse era cinema, well, you've clearly never seen the trailer for Hobo With a Shotgun.
Oh, hey, look below. It's the trailer for Hobo With a Shotgun. What a strange coincidence.