For those of you who may have missed Grindhouse back in 2007, one of the best parts of the double-billed exploitation flick was a fake trailer for a film called Machete. Thanks to positive response to the trailer, Robert Rodriguez and 20th Century Fox have decided to make a feature length film, and now we have a release date: September 3rd, 2010. After the jump, check out the ridiculous ensemble cast, an updated plot synopsis, and the trailer that started it all.
Rodriguez, who directed the fake trailer, co-directed and co-wrote the Machete feature with his long-time editor Ethan Maniquis. In case you haven’t heard, this film has one of the most insane casts this side of The Expendables: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Jeff Fahey, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Don Johnson, and Steven Seagal. Coming Soon brings us an updated plot synopsis:
The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
And for those who haven’t seen the original trailer, I’ve embedded it below. Be warned, though – it’s definitely not safe for work due to language, violence, and some brief nudity. Let us know what you think in the comments – are you excited about Machete being turned into a feature, or should this have been left in trailer form?