Jason Eisener pic among Sundance Midnight premieres

Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to “Hobo With a Shotgun,” starring Rutger Hauer, and will release the film next year.

“Hobo,” directed by Jason Eisener, was conceived after winning a South by Southwest contest to create an original trailer like those featured with the theatrical release of “Grindhouse.” Story centers on a hobo who rides the rails into a bleak and lawless town that is hopelessly overrun with crime and embarks on a mission to clean up the town.

“Hobo” premieres in the Midnight section of the Sundance film fest on Jan. 21.

U.S. rights were negotiated by Magnet from TF1 Intl.

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