We have an update from both Rodriguez and Dany Trejo about the upcoming Machete movie, which is a full-length version of the awesome fake trailer that appeared in Grindhouse. Whilst on set of Predators, Rodriguez and Trejo spoke to Collider about Machete, and had some interesting things to say about it:
Rodrigeuz says Machete is in the editing stages right now, and while that’s happening he’s writing some of the score for it (for those of you who don’t know, Rodriguez writes the music for most of his movies). Rodriguez also talked about the possibility of a franchise being made of the Machete character, revealing that he and star Trejo have been talking about the character since 1994.
The names for potential sequels – Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again – were originally mentioned jokingly when the trailer in Grindhouse was being made, but Rodriguez said it could be fun to keep those titles if a trilogy were to be made.
Trejo talked about the look of Machete, saying it definitely is the same as the look of the original trailer i.e. the scratchy “old” look of the grindhouse movie it’s parodying/paying homage to – “Yes Grindhouse. I love that. Get a bag of popcorn and just sit and watch and you go back to the 1960s.”
The cast for Machete was revealed back in August and “awesome” doesn’t even begin to cover it – Robert De Niro, Steven Seagal, Jessica Alba (remember, she was good in Sin City :) ), Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey (Frank from Lost), Don Johnson and Lindsay Lohan (okay, maybe that bit isn’t as awesome as the rest :P ).
Trejo talked to Collider about working with the cast, particularly the legend that is Robert De Niro (who Trejo starred alongside in Heat):
“When I first saw Robert De Niro on the set, he came up and his first words to me were, “Don’t leave me like this, homes.” You know, that was my line in Heat. And I kind of laughed and he said, “Man, Danny, I’m really proud of you. You’re the lead. This is it, this is you.” And I looked him right in the eyes and I said, “Can I get you some coffee, Mr. De Niro?” [Laughter] You know, cause that’s the guy. I couldn’t believe that Robert got De Niro. And then Jessica Alba, you know? And Lindsay Lohan. And Michelle Rodriguez, and Jeff Fahey, and Steven Seagal, and Cheech Marin. It just goes on and on. It was really hard like not just giggling, you know? I mean, when you’re working, just not giggling. You know, come on, grow up. But it was amazing, and that cast was amazing.”
Lastly Trejo hinted at the same thing Rodriguez did – that there may very well be two more Machete movies after the first one – and Trejo also mentioned the titles Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. Personally, I’d be all for a franchise being made out of the character, as long as they can keep the “joke” fresh and not just rehash each movie two times over (having said that, wasn’t that what most grindhouse movies were?).
To finish off, here’s a little update from Rodriguez on another Spy Kids movie (yay! :P ): He says he’s turned in a script for another Spy Kids, but revealed it’s some sort of reboot. He says it’s different kids this time (not the original pair, who are too old now, I think), and that he may do it sometime next year in March or April. He also said for ideas for another movie, he went back to his first draft of the first Spy Kids and took some ideas that he wasn’t able to fit into that one.
For the rest of the interview(s) with both Rodriguez and Trejo, you can head over to Collider. I highly recommend you do, as they talk about such other things as what type of projects Rodriguez would want to do in the future (apart from those mentioned above); Rodriguez elaborates on the Spy Kids franchise; and Trejo gives more of an idea of what we can expect from Machete. You can read the interviews at Collider HERE and HERE.
Thoughts on all that has been said by Rodriguez and Trejo about Sin City 2, Machete and Spy Kids? Which of those projects are you most anticipating? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
There’s no word on when Sin City 2, another Spy Kids or Machete will hit theaters, although for the latter Trejo says he thinks it’s coming out in April next year. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for release date news on all of these projects.