Isn’t it about time Mel Gibson just admitted defeat and went off to live in a hole somewhere? However it doesn’t seem to matter what fresh nuttiness is revealed about him, he keeps getting shots at public rehabilitation (which he largely squanders). Now he’s in talks for a role in Machete Kills, which would give him the sort of action part he’d be incapable of securing in a studio movie at the moment.
It’s not certain he’ll be in the movie, but Robert Rodriguez has apparently reached out to Gibson, according to Deadline, and wants him for the sequel. It was known a while back that Rodriguez had Mel on his wishlist and that’s now turned into official talks.
The new film finds Machete (Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico 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. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.
Rodriguez plans to make the movie in the next few months before going off to shoot Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. It’d make sense for Mel to take the role, as he’s desperately in need of some good PR.