Alexa Vega goes from Spy Kid to Killjoy in her latest picture, Machete Kills. The sequel, directed by Robert Rodriguez, features the return of the titular ex-Federale (Danny Trejo) as he attempts to stop a gang of arms-dealing terrorists. Vega’s character, Killjoy, is a hitwoman she describes as “a bodyguard of a whorehoues.” Vega recently talked at length about her character and embracing her sexuality. We got our first glimpse of Vega in this black-and-white image from the picture that proved the starlet had grown up. Now, we have a new full-color image of Vega as Killjoy that’s even more revealing.
Machete Kills, also starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson, opens next year. Hit the jump to check out Vega’s new look.
A double-barrel of good news on the Machete Kills front, as the Robert Rodriguez-directed and Danny Trejo-starring sequel has been picked up for North American distribution in 2013 by Open Road Films and has released its first official image! The second installment in a planned trilogy features Trejo as the former Mexican federale out to stop a madman and a billionaire arms dealer from unleashing war across the globe.
The crazy cast which crowds Trejo out of his screen time features Michelle Rodriguez, 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. Hit the jump to check out the first image of Machete Kills. Mr. Machete, what are you doing to Miss San Antonio?
The career paths of child stars can either end up as inspiring success stories or engrossing train wrecks. There appears to be no rhyme or reason as to how an individual will handle the fame as they mature, but Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) seems ready to complete her transition into adulthood. After having recently turned 24, Vega is far from adolescence, but is just now preparing to take on a role that centers on her sexuality. Starring as KillJoy in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, Vega surprised her fans and co-workers alike with how far her new character is willing to go. Hit the jump to see what she had to say about her risque role and embracing her sexuality.
Robert Rodriguez is finally getting to two projects this summer that he’s long-promised were on the way: Machete Kills and Sin City 2. He’s been filming the Machete follow-up first, and today he revealed a piece of casting in grand fashion by tweeting a character poster for a woman named Le Chameleon, played by Lady Gaga. Rodriguez’s full tweet reads like this:
I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!
The sequel finds the titular star, an ex-Federale played by Danny Trejo, receiving a request from the President himself to take down a dangerous drug lord who is threatening the U.S. with nuclear attacks (obviously). The eclectic, and quite possibly volatile, cast includes Jessica Alba, Edward James Olmos, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, and Charlie Sheen. Yep, Lady Gaga fits right in. Hit the jump to take a gander at her poster, and also to get a look at Spy Kids star Alexa Vega, um, in character for Machete Kills. Warning: she’s very, very grown-up now.
The trailer for Robert Rodriguez’ Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World has gone online. The film stars Jessica Alba as Marissa Cortez Wilson, a retired spy who returns to the espionage alongside her two step children Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), the new “Spy Kids”, to defeat the evil Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven). Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara are all set to return and they’ll be joined by series newcomer Joel McHale. Even though I enjoyed the first two Spy Kids films, this one looks like a challenge. Bad guys getting hits with bags of vomit doesn’t exactly have the same charm as a Spy Kid having a watch that does everything but tell time. I know these are movies for kids, but they used to be movies their parents could also enjoy and I’m not really seeing that in this international trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World opens in 3D (I’m not sure why the trailer says “4D” unless all theaters magically got glasses-free 3D screens) on August 19th.
With Lionsgate’s romantic comedy From Prada to Nada opening January 28, the studio has sent over 9 clips from the film that stars Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Kuno Becker and Adriana Barraza. The one line synopsis (via IMDb) is:
“A Latina spin on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father’s sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.”
While I debated posting the clips, I figured Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega fans might like to see them. If interested, hit the jump. I’ve also posted a more detailed synopsis:
Darren Lynn Bousman, best known as the director of Saw II, Saw III, and (you guessed it) Saw IV, is the man behind the remake of the 1980 horror film Mother’s Day. Rebecca De Mornay stars as the mother who helps her three fugitive sons take care of a few unwanted houseguests. Bill caught Mother’s Day at Fantastic Fest and thought the result was “a surprisingly fun mixed bag.”
Jaime King, Deborah Ann Woll, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega, Shawn Ashmore, and Matt O’Leary star alongside De Mornay in the April 1 release. Bloody Disgusting found what they refer to as a “German sales promo,” but I wouldn’t judge if you’d like to call it a trailer. We’ll post the official trailer if/when becomes available, but until then, this sales trailer provides plenty of insight into the look and plot of the film. Watch it after the break.
Two new posters this Friday, both international in their own right. The first, for The Green Hornet, is so in the more traditional sense: it comes from Taiwan. The masked superhero film stars Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, and Christoph Waltz; Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind) directing.
The second poster, for From Prada to Nada, reaches across the border with a Latina take on the Jane Austen classic Sense & Sensibility. The adaptation stars April Bowlby, Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, and Nicholas D’Agosto. Hit the jump for both posters.
The Weinstein Company has just sent out a press release informing us that Jeremy Piven has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’ Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Piven is set to play the villainous “Timekeeper” who threatens to take over the world. In addition, Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara are all set to reprise their roles from the previous films. They’ll join the previously-announced Jessica Alba and Joel McHale.
The Weinstein Company has also revealed the film’s official plot synopsis, which you can check out after the jump. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World is due out in 3D on August 19, 2011.
I’ve got to give credit to whoever cut this behind the scenes video from director Darren Lynn Bousman’s “Mother’s Day”, as they’ve done an awesome job. Usually production blogs are boring and safe. Not this one. As you’ll see, this one has swearing, talk of serious violence, and some great editing. Whoever cut this must have drank a lot of red bull as it’s one minute of awesome. Take a look. You’ll agree with me.