A few days ago, I got to speak with Robert Rodriguez in Austin, Texas as I was visiting the set of Predators – along with a number of online journalists. While a strict embargo prevents me from saying anything about that film, we’ve been given permission to run stories on other projects. Since Robert Rodriguez is busy developing other movies, we got him to give us updates on Sin City 2, Machete, and what’s up with the next Spy Kids movie.
Regarding Spy Kids, Rodriguez says he’s already turned in the script to the Weinstein Company and it’s a reboot that will be shot in March or April with new kids. On Machete, he says he’s “always talked about making him a franchise character”. Meaning he’s like to do sequels.
Of course the news everyone wants to know is what’s up with Sin City 2. Like he’s done in the past, he wouldn’t give us any specifics regarding when the film is going in front of the cameras. But he did reveal “there has been a script since 2007″ and it has pre-existing material “with some original stuff added to it to kind of catch yourself up with some characters.”
Rodriguez also said, “I know Frank (Miller) wants to do it I know I wanna do it and its always sort of time permitting kind of thing, but its not like I can tell you definitely we’re starting…its not my next picture…I know that. Doesn’t mean that its not the picture right after because that’s still a possibility.” Much more after the jump: