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Old 02-07-12, 12:30 AM
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Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

Machete Sequel Gets Financing, Will Start Production In April



At the end of Machete, the Grindhouse follow-up from director Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker made a pretty lofty promise. The credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. The reason I call it a lofty promise is because Grindhouse was fairly notorious for underperforming at the box office, as people didn't seem super excited to bring back the format. Then, as could have been predicted, Machete failed to do any real damage itself, pulling in only $26 million during its domestic run (albeit on a $10.5 million budget). While Rodriguez could have written off his credit sequence promise as a joke, he insisted that the sequels would get made and now he's actually a step closer to getting that done.

According to Deadline, Rodriguez has decided to team up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky to develop a sequel to the 2010 summer film. The plan is still to make a complete trilogy, and Rodnyansky will both be producing and financing the first sequel. Said the director about his movie, "The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance. Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time." They are currently aiming to start production in April and Danny Trejo is in talks to once again play the title character.

Kyle Ward is currently scripting the sequel, which will see Machete get hired by the U.S. government to take down the runner of a dangerous drug cartel in Mexico. The baddie plans on spreading "war across the planet with a weapon in space" and Machete and his team must team up to stop him. In addition to Trejo, it's expected that the cast members that didn't die in the first movie will return as well, such as Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lindsey Lohan.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Mache...ril-29280.html
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

I credit Rodriguez on his dedication to the series but I was incredibly disappointed in the first one. Hopefully part 2 is a bit better.
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*yawn*

I'd rather see this money be put to use for a HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN sequel or spin-off (i.e. THE PLAGUE)
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I was disappointed in Machete AND Hobo With A Shotgun. This grindhouse revival has been pretty ho-hum, Death Proof aside.
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

Originally Posted by Supermallet
I was disappointed in Machete AND Hobo With A Shotgun. This grindhouse revival has been pretty ho-hum, Death Proof aside.
My thoughts precisely.
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I was a lot more partial to Planet Terror.

But I could still look forward to Hobo With a Bazooka.
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Whatever distracts him from making another Spy Kids movie is fine by me.
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Whatever distracts him from making another Spy Kids movie is fine by me.


I saw Machete. The sequel would need to be really good to get me in a seat. Thankfully, Rodriguez has made at least one incredible sequel.
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Surprised at the hate the first film is getting in this thread. I thought it was pretty good myself and am definitely down for a sequel!
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I saw Machete. The sequel would need to be really good to get me in a seat. Thankfully, Rodriguez has made at least one incredible sequel.
And the sequel to that sequel was unwatchable.
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I enjoyed Machete. It's not Rodriguez best (that's still Desperado) but it was enjoyable.

I've often wondered how The Mask of Zorro would have turned out had Rodriguez directed it, as was originally planned. I wonder what his stylistic approach would have been.
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Originally Posted by Mike86
Surprised at the hate the first film is getting in this thread. I thought it was pretty good myself and am definitely down for a sequel!
Me too. I loved the first one.
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yep i liked the first one...bring on the next
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Another one here disappointed with Machete.
IMO the only good movie Rodriguez has made is El Mariachi.
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I'm there. Day one.
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Lol, Trejo "in talks".


Like he won't do it, or there will be a movie without him
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

Death Proof sucked, by far QT's worst film. Hobo was alright, enjoyable...nothing special. Machete wore out its welcome about 25 minutes in.
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oh, and since RR is working on this it's becoming clearer and clearer that Sin City 2 is never going to happen, no matter how many times RR says it's going to.
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oh, and since RR is working on this it's becoming clearer and clearer that Sin City 2 is never going to happen, no matter how many times RR says it's going to.
No big loss. Except for the Willis and Rourke segments, I nearly fell asleep watching Sin City.
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Me too. I loved the first one.
Me three. Bring on more Machete!
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I doubt Rodriguez will direct this. He better do Sin CIty 2 ...And soon
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

I enjoyed the first one, but it didn't stand out as a particularly good film either. I agree that many of these "grindhouse revival" films have been underwhelming, but I'd rather see another Machete film than most of the low-budget crap studios try to sell genre fans on.
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I enjoyed the first one, but it didn't stand out as a particularly good film either. I agree that many of these "grindhouse revival" films have been underwhelming, but I'd rather see another Machete film than most of the low-budget crap studios try to sell genre fans on.
Exactly. A decent rental that I will probably like.
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I'm kinda looking forward to a sequel. I expect it will be a better film because it is being developed as a film. The original Machete suffered because it was conceived as a trailer. While it worked awesome as a trailer, all the feature did was connect the dots between all those awesome bits. It didn't contribute anything awesome of its own.
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Re: Machete Kills - Robert Rodriguez, Danny Trejo

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
I enjoyed the first one, but it didn't stand out as a particularly good film either. I agree that many of these "grindhouse revival" films have been underwhelming, but I'd rather see another Machete film than most of the low-budget crap studios try to sell genre fans on.
My thoughts as well.

Hobo was unwatchable IMHO.

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