UPDATE: Check out pics of Alba and Seagal on the set of Machete. We’ve got a really solid edition of today’s News Bites as the Toronto International Film Festival has announced two new genre films that we’ve yet to report on (ever). In addition, beyond the break you can read about a potential third X-Files movie (reboot maybe?) and also dig on an international one sheet for Pandorum. Watch for more news as it comes in later today.
LET THE CHEESE FLY ON THE MACHETE SET
Click the image below to see Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal and more on the set of Machete.
The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Two new films will be making their debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival, one being Ole Bornedal’s Danish variation on Straw Dogs entitled Deliver Us from Evil, an almost unbearably intense thriller about a young couple who moves to the countryside and encounters xenophobia, psychosis and murder.
In search of a new lifestyle, Johannes and his wife Pernille leave the city and move with their two children to Johannes