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

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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.


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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


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