Machete fans, rejoice: Robert Rodriguez has got a sequel to the Danny Trejo “Mexploitation” flick in the works, and it’s called Machete Kills. Better news – or worse, depending on your tolerance for these kinds of things – is that there’s also talk of a third movie to round out the trilogy. For more on Machete Kills, hit the jump.
Rodriguez created the original fake trailer for his 2007 joint venture with Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse, and the concept was met with such an enthusiastic response that he co-directed a feature film based around the character back in 2010. Deadline has the latest development, with Rodriguez saying, “Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”
Production is scheduled for April, and this plot sounds even more ludicrous than the first.
The new film finds Machete 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.
Personally, I think Hobo With A Shotgun is the most effective of this new wave of exploitation movies, but I’m always down to see Trejo in the role he was born to play. Plus, this seems to be a perfect lead-in to the ridiculously titled Machete Kills Again…in Space, which, according to Rodriguez, will feature “a light-saber machete, space babes…it’ll be kind of like Moonraker!” What do you think? Are you interested in seeing more of Machete on the big screen?