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Two years after Danny Trejo’s dangerous Mexican came up from south of the border to wreak havoc on bad guys everywhere, Robert Rodriguez is gearing up for a sequel to shoot as early as this April. The sequel will be called “Machete Kills” (because what else would you call it?), and will find the titular badass once again up to his heavily tattooed neck in trouble.
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.
The first movie was co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, and I suspect that’s the route Rodriguez will take again with the sequel, which is expected to be the second of a trilogy (of course). Kyle Ward wrote the script, and Rodriguez promises that the sequel will be “bigger and more ambitious than the first time”.
Besides Trejo, who is in talks to return to star, everyone who survived the first movie is also expected back.
I’m actually surprised they’re doing a sequel. The first movie only made $44 million worldwide from a $10 million budget, though I guess the film’s $14 million in DVD sales also helped.
Via : Deadline