Grindhouse may not have been the b-movie revival, or critical success, directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez had hoped for. However, that doesn’t mean the double-feature film wasn’t working with some really great ideas – most notably the inclusion of spoof trailers.
While many of us are still waiting for Nicolas Cage to star in Werewolf Women Of The S.S., the first spoof trailer turned full-feature is the upcoming Machete adaptation directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis – and today 20th Century Fox has unveiled the latest trailer for the film.
The original Machete trailer featured Danny Trejo chopping limbs and mowing villains down with a mini-gun mounted on a motorcycle.
The new official Machete trailer utilizes some of the aforementioned footage but, this round, Trejo is surrounded by an impressive collection of equally violent supporting characters – played by Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Steven Seagal, and Robert De Niro.
The new trailer is a bit more stylized than the previous one we saw a few months back – but still manages to showcase a ridiculous amount of explosions.
Check out the new Machete trailer:
Considering Machete was made for $20 million, 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly going out on a huge limb – but it’s still great to see the studio supporting the world of Grindhouse. It’s actually pretty amazing, when you take into account the budget, how much top-notch talent was packed into the cast.
While it’s doubtful that Machete will tear up the box-office in a substantial way, it certainly looks to be a fitting return to the Grindhouse world.
If you’re interested in a better look at the numerous characters, make sure to take a peek at our recent Machete image gallery – featuring a number of the key players.
That said, even with the movie nearing its September release, one big question remains: Will Machete feature its own set of spoof trailers – and if so, which one will 20th Century Fox make next?
What do you think of the new Machete trailer? Is there another Grindhouse spoof trailer you’d like to see made into a feature film?
Machete slashes into theaters on September 3, 2010.