Robert Rodriguez Talks PREDATORS, Shane Black, Rebooting FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, SIN CITY 2, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday the Collider crew hit the 40th Annual Saturn Awards where Gravity, Iron Man 3, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Hannibal were the big winners and Bryan Fuller, Greg Nicotero and Malcolm McDowell received special career recognitions.

Back stage, we got a chance to chat with some exciting talent including the man with the most hyphenates in Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez, who recently added Network Executive to a resume that already includes, writer, director, editor, cinematographer, composer and even chef, amongst many other talents.   During our chat, Rodriguez talked about how Predators came about, his excitement about being on set with the original Stan Winston creation, his high hopes for Shane Black and Fred Dekkers new iteration, the one scene from the original From Dusk Till Dawn that is grew into the new series, Quentin Tarantinos reaction to the show, whether Machete is a prequel to Spy Kids, timing the premiere of The Matador, the concept behind his new El Rey Network and much more.

Weekend Box Office: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Charts Impressive Opening but GRAVITY Holds For First

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gravity-sandra-bullock-george-clooney-sliceAfter setting a new October record for its debut, Gravity was again stellar in its second orbit. The 3D drama remained securely in first place with an estimated $44.2 million and a new domestic total of $123.4 million after ten days. That left newcomer Captain Phillips with a second place launch, though the film’s estimate of $26 million was well above expectations. Machete Kills, on the other hand, brought in less than half of its anticipated $8 million start and just one third of the opening that Machete claimed in 2011.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  Gravity $44,265,000 $123.4
2.  Captain Phillips $26,000,000 $26
3.  Cloudy With a Chance 2 $14,200,000 $78
4.  Machete Kills $3,797,000 $3.7
5.  Runner Runner $3,725,000 $14.1
6.  Prisoners $3,665,000 $53.6
7.  Insidious Chapter 2 $2,650,000 $78.4
8.  Rush $2,400,000 $22.2
9.  Don Jon $2,340,000 $20.1
10.  Baggage Claim $2,075,000 $18.2

New MACHETE KILLS Clip Continues to Market the Film by Featuring Sofia Vergara’s Breasts

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One of the first posters for Machete Kills focused on the fact that Sofia Vergara’s character had a bra that doubled as a chain-gun.  It was a cute concept, but Open Road Pictures seems bent on driving that joke into the ground.  They’ve released a new clip that once again puts the focus on Vergara’s breasts, and while I’m sure male audience members aren’t going to complain, it’s a little lame at this point.  It’s also a sign that Machete (Danny Trejo) is probably a small part of his own movie yet again.  Then again, the real star of Machete and Machete Kills are hokey gimmicks, and the bra gun certainly qualifies.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Michelle RodriguezAmber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio BanderasJessica AlbaDemian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel GibsonMachete Kills opens October 11th.

10 New Images from MACHETE KILLS Featuring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, and Antonio Banderas

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Ten new images have been released from Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.   Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it looks like more of the same, so if you liked the original Machete, then Machete Kills should be right up your alley of violence and mayhem.  The movie is set to screen this evening as the opener of Fantastic Fest 2013, so expect some reactions to start hitting the Internet later tonight.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Sofia VergaraMichelle RodriguezAmber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio BanderasJessica AlbaDemian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel GibsonMachete Kills opens October 11th.

New MACHETE KILLS Images Reveal Michelle Rodriguez’s New Fashion Statement, President Charlie Sheen and Proof That Mel Gibson Has a Heart

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Today’s pleasant surprise is brought to you by Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills.  We have 11 new images and one wacky poster from the upcoming sequel that show off the cast’s crazy looks while only hinting at the insanity that’s sure to come.  On display are the title hero, Danny Trejo himself, in addition to Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen and Jesse James.  Sadly, no new looks at Sofia Vergara or Alexa Vega, but beggars can’t be choosers.

Machete Kills opens October 11th.  Hit the jump to view the new images and poster.

New Trailer for MACHETE KILLS Starring Danny Trejo

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A new trailer has been released for Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.  This new trailer provides more of a “plot” synopsis, but mostly gives us a look at the supporting cast, which includes Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas, and Mel Gibson as the villain.  Judging by this new trailer, Rodriguez has run out of ways to make Machete fun and interesting, and is now just making a really long Funny or Die video where celebrities briefly take on ridiculous roles.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler, and Marko ZarorMachete Kills will open Fantastic Fest 2013, and opens in wide release on October 11th.

Open Road Moves MACHETE KILLS to October 4th and HOMEFRONT to November 27th; Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH Set for March 21, 2014

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Robert Rodriguez was set to deliver a one-two punch this fall with Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, but now both movies have been pushed back.  Sin City was knocked all the way to August 22, 2014, and now Machete Kills has received a significantly shorter date change.  Originally set for September 13th, Open Road Films will now release Machete Kills on October 4th against Alfonso Cuaron‘s sci-fi drama, Gravity.  Open Road has also decided to move the action film Homefront from October 4th to November 27th.  Written by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront stars Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a small town in hopes of a quieter life.  Instead, he runs afoul of a meth-pushing kingpin by the name of Gator (James Franco).  Homefront will share the weekend with Kasi LemmonsBlack Nativity and Disney’s animated film, Frozen.

In other release date news, Universal has scheduled Joe Carnahan‘s comic thriller Stretch for March 21, 2014.  Patrick Wilson stars as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back.  The film also stars Chris Pine, Ed Helms, and Brooklyn Decker.  The movie will have serious competition that weekend against Muppets Most Wanted and Divergent.

New Poster for MACHETE KILLS Featuring Michelle Rodriguez as Shé

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Yesterday, we saw the first trailer for Machete Kills, and today, a new character poster has been released featuring Michelle Rodriguez as “Shé”, the taco-truck operator/revolutionary who becomes a one-eyed avenger.  Along with Danny Trejo (Machete) and Jessica Alba (Sartana Rivera), Rodriguez is the only returning cast member from the first movie.  The cast for the sequel is filled with new faces including Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio Banderas, Demian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William SadlerMarko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.  I’m sure each of them will get a character poster, which is great for everyone who has been hungering for a Cuba Gooding Jr. poster.

Hit the jump to check out the poster.  Machete Kills opens September 13th.

First Trailer for MACHETE KILLS [Updated]

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Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills.  The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.  This trailer was released on Yahoo!’s Spanish-language site, but the dialogue is in English.  It looks like fun, but so did Machete, which made Trejo a supporting character in his own movie.  A large cast is fun, but Rodriguez always seems to have trouble finding the right balance (he had the same problem with Once Upon a Time in Mexico).  Hopefully, Machete Kills will be an improvement on the first film. [Update: We've added the English-language version, which is the same except now English-language speakers can understand the narration]

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Michelle RodriguezAmber Heard, Charlie SheenLady GagaAntonio BanderasJessica AlbaDemian BichirAlex VegaVanessa HudgensCuba Gooding Jr.William SadlerMarko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.  Machete Kills opens September 13th.

Sofia Vergara Breaks out the Big Guns on New Poster for MACHETE KILLS

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Robert Rodriguez has no problem blending sex with violence.  He replaced one of Rose McGowan‘s legs with a gun in Planet Terror, and now he’s strapped a pair of firearms to the breasts of Sofia Vergara in Machete Kills.  The flick is the second in a planned trilogy (the third film supposedly takes place in space), and centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet.  Hopefully, Rodriguez won’t make the mistake of the first film by relegating Machete into a supporting role in his own movie, but judging by the number of stars, it looks like that’s exactly what will happen.

Hit the jump to check out the titillating poster, and click here for what Vergara recently had to say about her role.  The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel GibsonMachete Kills opens September 13th.

First Official Image from MACHETE KILLS, Which Will Be Released in 2013 Via Open Road Films

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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?

Extra Visits the Set of MACHETE KILLS; Plus a Poster for William Sadler’s Character

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Filming is currently underway on Robert RodriguezMachete Kills, and the TV show Extra got to visit the set.  They sat down with the director, and one of the film’s many stars, Mel Gibson.  Gibson plays the movie’s villain, a dangerous arms dealer who is threatening the U.S. with nuclear attacks.   In the fluff-piece interview with Extra, Gibson said he only spent a week filming his entire role, and his character is “an evil genius, kind of like a Bond villain, but also a gourmet chef.”

The large cast also added yet another actor with the talented William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption) tweeting an image of the poster for his character, Sheriff Doakes.  Hit the jump to check out the set video and poster.  The film also stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Edward James Olmos, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, and Charlie Sheen.

Casting Call: Electra and Elise Avellan Reprise Roles in MACHETE KILLS, Cloris Leachman in the Ring for RAGING BULL 2, JoAnna Garcia Joins THE INTERNSHIP

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It’s an all-ladies casting call today.  Here’s what you need to know:

Hit the jump for more on each project.

New Set Photos from MACHETE KILLS

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Yesterday, we reported that Charlie Sheen would be playing the President in Robert RodriguezMachete Kills (it’s funny because Charlie Sheen is sleazy).  We also showed you a couple set photos, and now some more have found their way online courtesy of Jessica Alba‘s twitter feed.  There’s nothing revelatory about these set photos, but it looks like everyone is having a good time on set and I’m curious to see how those dancers and musicians factor into the plot.  I’m also curious to see if Machete (Danny Trejo) will be the star of his own film this time.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  Machete Kills also stars Edward James Olmos, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, and Mel Gibson.

Robert Rodriguez Casts Charlie Sheen as the President in MACHETE KILLS, Plus the First Look at Sofia Vergara in the Sequel

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Who needs elections when you can just appoint Charlie Sheen to play the President of the United States of America in your movie?  That’s what director Robert Rodriguez did recently for Machete Kills, the sequel to the cult hit, Machete. 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.  I cannot wait to see the criminally insane Sheen take on the Presidential role (will he channel Martin Sheen’s The West Wing character? Highly doubtful.) We’ve also got a first look of Machete Kills star Sofia Vergara on set.  Hit the jump to check it out.

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