Does The Weinstein Company Hate Rodriguez’s Machete?

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Yesterday, various entertainment-oriented news outlets announced that Fox, not The Weinstein Company, will tackle distribution rights for director Robert Rodriguez’s expensive grindhouse throwback “Machete” in North America. Hot on the the heels of this story is the supposed response from someone working closely with the Weinsteins. Unofficially speaking, the company had a first-look deal with Rodriguez, and after viewing a portion of the picture, felt that the footage was “not very good at all.” Is this just bitter whining from a distributor who lost a bidding war, or is Rodriguez’s highly-anticipated calculated cult item a serious disappointment? Speculation at this stage in the game is pointless, but it’s nice to know the Weinsteins haven’t lost their charm. I was really worried about that. Not really.

Speaking of “Machete,” have you seen the poster yet? It’s kind of cool, really.

Author: Todd Rigney

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  • TC

    Wasting lots of money to make a fake low budget flick. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just make a low budget flick?

    Rodriguez has been inconsistent in his work.

    The Weinsteins deserve a taste of their own medicine. However, I doubt that missing out on this flick is going to be it.

  • TC

    Wasting lots of money to make a fake low budget flick. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just make a low budget flick?

    Rodriguez has been inconsistent in his work.

    The Weinsteins deserve a taste of their own medicine. However, I doubt that missing out on this flick is going to be it.

  • j.james

    I can’t stand the Weinsteins! Rodriguez has been highly inconsistent on his work and it wouldn’t surprise me if this turned out to be a complete dumpster fire. He is also doing the reboot/remake of “Predetor”, so it wouldn’t surprise me if his focus was mainly on that. Who knows…….

  • j.james

    I can’t stand the Weinsteins! Rodriguez has been highly inconsistent on his work and it wouldn’t surprise me if this turned out to be a complete dumpster fire. He is also doing the reboot/remake of “Predetor”, so it wouldn’t surprise me if his focus was mainly on that. Who knows…….

  • 1percenter

    just seems a waste of time & money…after all, it started out as a joke to begin with…cant see wasting my hard earned $$$ on this….

  • 1percenter

    just seems a waste of time & money…after all, it started out as a joke to begin with…cant see wasting my hard earned $$$ on this….