Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo re-teaming for ‘Machete Kills’

Machete was a fun movie. A reaaaal fun movie. Robert Rodriguez fans have been wondering since the release of the original, and the announcement of the completion of a script for the sequel, when he would find time in his tumultuous schedule to return to the character for a sequel. It seems that he’s decided moved it up a few notches on his “to-do” list to his next project.

Source: Deadline

…An April production start is being eyed. Talks are underway for Danny Trejo to reprise the title role. Rodriguez expects many of the original cast to return, at least those who didn’t end up sliced and diced in the first film by Trejo. The film is a Quick Draw Production, produced by Rodriguez, Rodnyansky, and Quick Draw’s Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic, and Sergei Bespalov and Rick Schwartz. A script has been written by Kyle Ward, and developed by Rodriguez and Marcel Rodriguez. The aim is to get Trejo back into a signature role that began with a parody movie trailer that was featured between features in Grindhouse, the B-movie feature homage made by Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino in 2007…

…The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy…

I like how they left the original film open for a sequel and I especially like that they’re following throw. The original film did gross over $40 million on a $10 million budget and if that continues then we should see the conclusion of the planned trilogy for this franchise. Good stuff.

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