The Collider just released some new images of two highly anticipated films screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The first set of images is for Jason Eisener’s Hobo With A Shotgun. We’ve reported on the film in the past and the trailer for the movie made our top 10 trailers of 2010. You can watch it here.
Hobo With A Shotgun tells the story of a vigilante homeless man who pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city’s crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how – with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail.
Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, The Hitcher) will play the Hobo, while Molly Dunsworth is cast as his ally Abby, Brian Downey (Lexx) as crime boss Drake and Greg Smith (Everwood) as Drake’s son Slick. Others in this strong ensemble cast include Robb Wells (Trailer Park Boys), Nick Bateman, Drew O’Hara, Pasha Ebrahimi, Juanita Peters and Scott Vrooman.
The second set of images is for The Trollhunter. Indie filmmaker Andre Ovredal has combined the mockumentary genre with with the first person hand-held camera style made popular by the Blair Witch Project for his latest project. The mockumentary follows a group of Norwegian college students as they go searching for real life trolls that are being kept secret by the Norwegian government.
The students are under the impression that the power lines running across the hillsides of Norway are actually high-powered electric fences used to keep the monsters away from the general public and they are determined to blow the lid off the whole operation.
The Troll Hunter garnered much praise after its premiere at Fantastic Fest and after watching the trailer, you can see why. You can read our review from Fantastic Fest here.