Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For Kingsman: The Secret Service
Mankind is a virus. And Samuel L. Jackson is the cure
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 September 2014
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Machete Kills (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Machete Kills Kicks Off In April
Danny Trejo Picking Up The Knife Again

07 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Machete Kills Kicks Off In April

While Robert Rodriguez’ Grindhouse-spawned, blood-splattered exploit-o-thon Machete didn’t quite deliver as we hoped, it did well enough given its low budget to activate the promised sequel, Machete Kills. Now Rodriguez has announced that it’ll start shooting in April.

“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance,” Rodriguez said in a statement scooped up by Deadline. “Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”

This time around, the script is by Kyle Ward, with some development polishing by Rodriguez and brother Marcel Rodriguez. The plot will find Machete (Danny Trejo, hopefully) recruited by the US government to track down a crazed cartel leader in Mexico who is hatching plans with an eccentric billionaire arms dealer to create global anarchy via a space-based weapon. So, just an ordinary day at the office for the knife-wielding former Federale, then…

Trejo is in talks to return, though given his close working relationship with Rodriguez and the fact that Machete is his signature character, we doubt there’ll be much negotiating before a deal is signed. And anyone who survived the first film is likely to get invited back.

There’s no word yet on whether Rodriguez will tackle this one alone, or whether he’ll recruit a co-director as he did with Ethan Maniquis on the original.


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

Mackenzie Foy On For The Warren Files
Along with Joey King
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

Great fun!
I found the first Machete was great fun, yes it could've been better but he's a cool character and I'm a fan of Danny Trejo. I think Rodreguez will make the sequel better than the first More

Posted by dannyfletch at 09:21 on 08 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Ah, Rodriguez...we need Sin City 2!
L: ronniem When, oh when is he going to get serious and bring out something worthwhile, instead of all this Spy Kids, Machete nonsense...his work's seriously gone down the dumps since Sin City. He even dithered on making a Deadpool film, only to go and make another Spy Kids crapfest. PREDATORS was nothing special, but I found it reasonably entertaining, buoyed by a solid cast. I'd never have pegged Adrian Brody for an action star, but for the first time in his career he seemed legi More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 16:22 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

That premise sounds frankly ridiculous but i enjoyed the first film enough to be interested. It may not be up to Sin City standard but at least he does films that are original and different. More

Posted by durelius at 15:55 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

Best bit of movie news I've heard all month. And as I'm sure Mr Rodriguez must be a keen follower of this site may I use this forum to suggest to him he follows the mental combination of DeNiro, Seagal and Don Johnson by finding roles for Pacino, Van Damme and Larry Hagman? Even if they all have to play Mexicans!! More

Posted by Stephen Done at 15:18 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

Best bit of movie news I've heard all month. And as I'm sure Mr Rodriguez must be a keen follower of this site may I use this forum to suggest to him he follows the mental combination of DeNiro, Seagal and Don Johnson by finding roles for Pacino, Van Damme and Larry Hagman? Even if they all have to play Mexicans!! More

Posted by Stephen Done at 15:18 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

Ah, Rodriguez...we need Sin City 2!
When, oh when is he going to get serious and bring out something worthwhile, instead of all this Spy Kids, Machete nonsense...his work's seriously gone down the dumps since Sin City. He even dithered on making a Deadpool film, only to go and make another Spy Kids crapfest. More

Posted by ronniem at 08:48 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

I guess I'll watch it, but I've become so unexcited by every RR output of recent years. Just do Sin City 2! More

Posted by Whistler at 08:04 on 07 February 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of The Lost Pilot: An Oral History
The cast and crew look back at the epic season opener…

Empire's Gone Girl Review
Our official verdict on David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel

The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)