Machete Kills to Open Fantastic Fest 2013

Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez in Machete Kills (2013) Movie Image

When Fantastic Fest opens this year in Austin on September 19th, Danny Trejo and the cast and crew of “Machete Kills” will be there with blades sharpened.

The Robert Rodriguez film has been chosen as the annual fest’s opening night film, and will be featured in a swanky red carpet world premiere. Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Robert Rodriguez will be there, and possibly more cast and crew from the movie, though just those three are confirmed at the moment.

The annual gathering of fantastic movies (it is called Fantastic Fest, after all) will run from September 19th to the 26th. No word yet what other titles will be joining “Machete Kills” at the shindig this year, but that should be forthcoming soon enough.

Until then, here’s the official Fest poster courtesy of artist Johnny Sampson:

Fantastic Fest 2013 Poster by Johnny Sampson

For those who don’t make it down to Austin for Fantastic Fest, Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” opens October 4th.

The film stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.