Robert Rodriguez Eyeing April Start Date for MACHETE KILLS; Danny Trejo in Talks to Return

     February 6, 2012

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While director Robert Rodriguez has been touting 2010’s Machete as the first in a planned trilogy for quite some time now, I wasn’t exactly holding my breath for the franchise to come to fruition. This past August, Rodriguez said he was waiting on scripts for both Sin City 2 and Machete 2, and now it looks like the latter is geared up and ready to go. Rodriguez is readying Machete Kills with producer Alexander Rodnyansky, and star Danny Trejo is currently in talks to wield his machete once again. Hit the jump for more, including the storyline for Machete Kills.

machete-danny-trejo-imageDeadline reports that an April start date is being eyed for the film, which finds Trejo’s Machete recruited by the U.S. Government 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.” Though a similar sinister plot was hatched by one Dr. Evil, the goofiness and B-level quality of the story is kind of the point. Many from the original cast from Machete are expected to return, given that they weren’t brutally murdered in the 2010 flick. That film was, of course, born out of a fake trailer created for the Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino mashup Grindhouse.

Rodriguez has previously stated that Machete Kills would be followed by the franchise finale Machete Kills Again. If this sequel does well (the first film made $44 million against a budget of $10.5 million), it’s safe to assume that Rodriguez will work to get the conclusion made. Then again, this is the same guy that has been promising Sin City 2 for years. We’re still waiting.

Here’s the trailer for Machete:


  • oaktreeradar

    Danny Trejo is in talks to return as machete? What’s their to talk about.

    • jayjay

      thats exactly what i was thinking, the movie doesnt exist without him

  • Clark Griswold

    Hopefully they can get someone just as awesome/hilarious as Steven Seagal to play the villain. Van Damme perhaps?

  • junierizzle

    Machete was sooooo disappointing. I hope the sequel is a lot better.

  • maryjanesuncle

    How is that possible…the first one was unfit for drive in consumption

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  • Tarek

    Machet is a piece of dung. Stop making crappy movies please!

  • Wladicito

    Damn…another piece of crap from rodriguez…plz do us a favor and go back to mexico and try to recover the talent that u showed with El Mariachi…

  • Justin Warren

    Sometimes I just don’t understand the other people who post here.

    The first Machete was SO much fun–I thought it was awesome! It was supposed to be a good, hokey, gory time. What were some of you expecting?

  • mydogblue

    Machete made him over 40 million, we’ll never going to make that in a life time. so Robert more power to you!

  • ScaredForMovies

    I checked out after the pregnant mexican chick got gunned down. I guess I don’t find that sort of thing appealing. But what did I really expect from a Grindhouse film? They suck ass but I guess they’re suppose to. Did Michelle Rodriguez play Michelle Rodriguez again?

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  • Anonymous

    im in love with this man my fiancee look like him always wish to .meet him cause i always want my love to take a picture with him or invite him to surprise him on his bday we have every single movie of him i would like to have a picture with him our house look like him my love fiancee loved him too cause he looks like him n a badass like him haa! Haa!