Rodriguez’s Machete Gets a Chopping Date

Robert Rodriguez’s tale of one pissed off Mexican exacting bloody (but just) revenge on The (White) Man will arrive in theaters on September 3, 2010. Written, produced, and co-directed by Rodriguez with his longtime film editor Ethan Maniquis, “Machete” stars familiar Rodriguez muse Danny Trejo as the titular Mexican, who seeks revenge against some honkies after he’s betrayed.

Born from a fake trailer in Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” co-production with Quentin Tarantino, the movie boasts some big names in the cast, doubly impressive given, well, the whole idea behind the movie. Besides Trejo, the film fields a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan, and a pre-sex slave scandal Steven Seagal, to name just a few.

Comingsoon has more on the official plot:

Machete is based on the “fake” trailer in Robert Rodriguez’s 2007 Grindhouse. 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.

The film’s September 3rd date falls on Labor Day weekend, with Labor Day on Monday, September 6, which will give the sure-to-be bloody exploitation movie a four-day holiday to, well, exploit.