Craig Skinner is our man at Film4′s Frightfest and he brings us news of Jason Eisener’s new film as Hobo with a Shotgun’s Director of Photography, Karim Hussain, has revealed the title of the director’s next film: Blatant Violence High.
Hussain was on stage for a Q&A about the horrothology film The Theater Bizarre and dropped the name into the conversation. As far as we know this is the first time Eisener’s feature follow up to Hobo has been referred to by its full title.
In an interview Craig conducted with Eisener to promote Hobo with a Shotgun the director gave a few choice hints about his next film, beyond his ‘N’ in The ABCs of Death; some are specific and others give a flavour of his inspirations for movie making in general.
On his influences…
A lot of it comes from growing up in the eighties. Firstly it comes from watching eighties cartoons, which were very high concept. Things like Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bravestar, Thundercats or Transformers. These crazy high concept ideas. It’s something we’ve always loved. Even video games too. Basically our baby sitter when we were kids was a Nintendo. So I think our love of high concept comes from growing up watching cartoons and then as we got older we started falling in love with exploitation films because it was the next step I feel for someone who grew up watching eighties cartons. Where do you go for more crazy high concept ideas, you go to exploitation films.
One film that definitely inspired Hobo, one we really love, is The Warriors. That’s my favourite movie of all time and I remember me and John seeing that coming out of high school and it completely inspired us to make movies.
And you’re doing a martial arts film too?
That’s our plan for our next feature. I guess a martial arts exploitation style movie. All I can say about it is, when all the worst students are kicked out of their schools they’re all brought to this one school that has the worst students in the world. And some pretty crazy shit goes down. It’s kind of like the world of Hobo with a Shotgun but in a high school.
So set in the Hobo with a Shotgun world?
Yeah, this next film will definitely be in that same sort of world and if the opportunity ever came up we’d love to make another Hobo with a Shotgun.
Another wonderful and unsubtle title for Eisener then…just how we like it.