If you liked Machete, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s getting a sequel, as Robert Rodriguez and producer Alexander Rodnyansky are teaming up for Machete Kills (which is the current title, but it may change). It’ll be the second in a planned trilogy of grindhouse style movies.
“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance,” Robert Rodriguez said. “Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.” Danny Trejo is in talks to reprise the title role, with Rodriguez expecting many of the original cast to return.
In Kyle Ward’s script, Machete gets recruited by the US Government for a mission that 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.
An April production start date is being eyed. (Source: Deadline)