Open Road will release Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills on September 13th. In addition to Danny Trejo the film stars Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, William Sadler, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan, Electra Avellan and Alexa Vega.
The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a nuclear missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president. The first film was based on Rodriguez’ faux trailer included in Dimension Films’ 2007 Grindhouse.
If you just recently got pregnant, you might have to wait for DVD.
Robert Rodriguez wrapped Machete Kills over the summer and, I assume, is now deep in post on the project. In addition to Danny Trejo the film stars Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, William Sadler, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan and Electra Avellan. Oh and Alexa Vega. Yeah we posted a somewhat frisky pic of her a few months back and now we’ve got an even more… revealing… look at her character. The pic originally comes from Rolling Stone (via Collider).
The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a nuclear missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president. The first film was based on Rodriguez’ faux trailer included in Dimension Films’ 2007 Grindhouse. A release date is still forthcoming.
Head inside for the pic! And answer me this, doesn’t it look sort of like Vega’s head has been photoshopped onto someone else’s (amazing) body? Not to say that Vega herself isn’t fit (and it could definitely be her), but there’s something weird about the light here. READ MORE
Open Road is getting into the horror genre, hardcore. With Silent Hill: Revelation primed for theaters next weekend, they’ve now got their next sequel on their hands.
The company behind The Grey has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Machete Kills, The Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel that brings back Danny Trejo as the blade-savvy former Mexican Federale, reports Deadline. Check out the first official image inside!
Michelle Rodriguez is back, and Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson also star. Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg sealed the deal. Kyle Ward wrote the script based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Rodríguez.
“This is the second film in what is meant to be a trilogy. Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”
The film is expected to have a wide release in 2013. READ MORE
Danny Trejo (Machete), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), and actors from the TV show Holliston, including Joe Lynch, were tossed into a meat grinder during GWAR‘s performance at the Rock N Shock horror convention in Worcester, MA on Oct. 13th. Singer Oderus Urungus is a regular cast member of the show.
While there isn’t the usual waterfall of blood spraying out into the crowd, it’s still a fun treat to see these actors have such a good time. You can see footage of the brutal, senseless violence below. READ MORE
The cast for Robert Rodriguez’ now-filming Machete Kills continues to bulge as we’re told that the great William Sadler joins Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan and Electra Avellan. Sadler is best known to horror fas for his role in the 1995 Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight. He’s also starred in Die Hard 2, Shawshank Redemption and many more.
The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a nuclear missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president.
The first film was based on Rodriguez’ faux trailer included in Dimension Films’ 2007 Grindhouse.
Now that director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Predators) and producer Alexander Rodnyansky are in full pre-production swing on Machete Kills a bit of significant casting news is beginning to trickle in. Word has it that Jessica Alba (Idle Hands, Fantastic Four; pictured inside), and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast And The Furious, Resident Evil: Retribution; pictured inside) are in talks to appear in the sequel. One would presume this means they’re reprising their respective roles as Sartana and Luz, but you never know in the topsy turvy creative universe of Robert Rodriguez.
Machete Kills (as teased in the closing credits of the first Machete), the film is the second in a planned trilogy. Danny Trejo returns as the title character. The first film starred Trejo as Machete as a Mexican, an ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, and is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator. The sequel will be the first U.S. picture to be produced and financed by Alexander Rodnyansky, whose Hollywood expansion plans include a $120 million film fund with Media Talent Group’s Geyer Kosinski. AR Films U.S. is a new partnership between AR Films and Aldamisa Entertainment, whose Sergei Bespalov will manage worldwide sales of Machete Kills in Berlin.
Rodriguez has hinted that the third film in the trilogy will take place in space. We’ll see on that one. Machete Kills starts filming soon, with Rodriguez set to take the reigns on Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For immediately afterward. READ MORE
Now on DVD and Blu-ray everywhere thanks to Fox Home Entertainment is Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’ Machete, which stars Danny Trejo as an ass-kicking ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. As he takes on hitmen, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel, bullets fly, blades clash and the body count rises. Any way you slice it, vengeance has a new name–Machete. A new Lipton “Brisk” commercial has timed itself to the release and tells the story of Machete in stop-motion form. If only we got some animated nudity….
When Grindhouse first entranced us in 2007, the faux trailers seemed to be the real talk of the exploitation opus, especially since almost everyone immediately expressed interest in making a feature-length version of their short. The initial skepticism surrounding the idea was entirely sound: these trailers were nothing more than a bunch of money shots strung together. In order to make them into a theatrical film, they would have to construct an actual narrative around the most interest arousing scene, have an actual plot, and be open to possible drastic changes, considering the format of each medium. For me personally, although I do like Rob Zombie’s Werewolf Women of the S.S. the least out of the batch, I always felt Robert Rodriguez’s Machete played it a little too safe when compared to the gonzo antics of Euro-horror, vaginal stabbings, and Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu. However, after seeing Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’ big screen tale of immigration, babes, and blood, I now know why Rodriguez was so excited about the character and his story of revenge and liberation: it’s plain ol’ FUN.
The out-for-revenge, action-driven Machete is ready to serve up some justice with guns blazing and bloody blades slicing. On January 4, 2011 keep an eye out for MACHETE on Blu-ray and DVD courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The sharpest way to see it is on Blu-ray, with killer deleted scenes that deliver more guns, more girls and more Machete action! Inside you’ll find a fun little video released that asks, what would Machete do?
Some despicable news from the south as the Texas Film Commission has denied incentives for Machete, the controversial immigration-related feature film from Robert Rodriguez’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios. The Commission cited part of a state code that says requests for film incentives can be denied “because of inappropriate content or content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” Uh, yeah, because Machete is soooo “believable”. What a scuzzy way to avoid paying someone exactly what you promised (which would be close to $2 million). The letter to Troublemaker did not detail why the commission made its findings, and Pirie did not have further comment Wednesday. But the movie, which was released Sept. 3, features a fictional Texas politician who is stoking violent anti-immigration fervor for financial and political gain. The letter from Pirie said that the commission’s ruling “does not affect…other grant applications from Troublemaker, now or in the future.” It could if Rodriguez, and Troublemaker, decide to film in another state.
A Machete sequel has already been written, according to the film’s leading man. Danny Trejo, who plays a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, revealed that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has already put pen to paper. “I asked him when he was going to write it and he says it’s written, so we can get started pretty quick,” the actor revealed on the red carpet in Los Angeles. Danny demonstrated his more cuddly side in the city by riding on a float in the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. The action star admitted he’d been blown away by Machete‘s reception. “We went all over the world with that movie and people kept having me sign these Machete action figures, it was a lot of fun,” he confessed. “I don’t even think Robert Rodriguez even expected that reception and now everyone is waiting for Machete 2 so hurry up Robert Rodriguez!” Danny laughed. Trejo told Bloody Disgusting the sequels will be titled Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again.
Originally a fake trailer attached to the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino double feature extravaganza Grindhouse, Ethan Manquis and Rodriguez’s full-length adaptation of Machete is making its way to Blu-Ray and DVD on January 4, 2011. Featuring an all-star cast including Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro and Jessica Alba, the balls-to-the-wall action flick tells the story of Machete, an ass-kicking ex-Federale who lays waste to anything that gets in his path. Double crossed and left for dead, he takes on hit men, vigilantes and a ruthless drug cartel as he makes his way towards the truth. Available as a 2-Disc Blu-ray with Digital Copy or a 1-Disc DVD, no specs have been released as of yet, other than the promise of “exclusive deleted scenes that reveal never-before-seen characters, twisting plot lines, and more bloody good action!” The cover art below is different front the previously released one, though this could just be the slipcase. Check back here for final release specs.
This past week ARTISTdirect.com and IAMROGUE.com paired legendary Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and actress Michelle Rodriguez (Machete, Avatar, Lost, Girlfight) for an exclusive video interview, a filmed conversation between these two provocative people, who met for the first time, in front of the cameras.
You can check out the interview by clicking HERE
The interview is the first in a series of interviews entitled “Rogue on Rogue” that pairs two distinctive and influential artists from diverse mediums in a unique, ‘first meeting’ video setting that leaves the chaos and comedy un-cut and unedited.
Michelle and Munky bond over everything from Metallica to Apocalypse Now, and sharing intriguing personal stories along the way.
Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.
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.
With Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming “GRINDHOUSE” spin-off “MACHETE” set to release in September, publisher IDW will be teaming up with the director turned comic writer to release a 6 issue series based upon the film starring Danny Trejo. Aptly titled “MACHETE” the first issue will arrive in stores in September with the first of another 5 issues slated to drop in December. Inside you can get all the details on the series. Read on for the skinny.