Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
El Mariachi
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Robert Rodriguez' El Mariachi Headed To TV
Sony is planning a show based on the film

21 August 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Playlist

submit to reddit

Robert Rodriguez has no shortage of projects on the go, from his current slate of feature films (including Machete Kills and next year’s long-awaited Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), a short and at least two TV projects. Now, however, the small screen will get another Rodriguez-spawned show, albeit one that he’ll apparently have no involvement with whatsoever. There may be a mixed reaction, then, to El Mariachi: the series.

Sony, which owns the rights to the movie, is looking to turn the concept – lone wolf warrior-musician battles drug cartels – into a one-hour drama series for the Latin American market. And the company isn’t looking to just dip its toe into this thing: the current plan is to film 70 episodes on location for the first burst of programming.

However, the gang at the Playlist are reporting from a release from Sony that bears no mention of Rodriguez’ name. There’s always a chance he’s too busy with the 1700 other things he has going and won’t ever be directly involved. Either way, Ivan Arana is taking over Carlos Gallardo’s iconic role (one already inherited by Antonio Banderas in Rodriguez’ two follow-ups) and the show will shoot in Mexico.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Getaway Trailer Revs Up
Ethan Hawke puts his foot down
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)