After Machete was perhaps the most memorable part of Grindhouse, and the feature film crafted by Robert Rodriguez ended up becoming much more successful than it had projected to be, Rodriguez has announced the plotline for the sequel to that film entitled Machete Kills.
“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.”
What does this mean? Machete got less interesting when it went from novelty trailer to full film but managed to be two things in modern Hollywood: cost effective and profitable. Rodriguez is known for bringing in projects under budget and on time; as such it’s not all that shocking that he could get Machete Kills on track. Considering his latest Spy Kids sequel was successful as well, it’s not all that surprising that he’s pursuing a Machete sequel with Sin City 2 still on the backburner.
The one thing that’s concerning is that the film sounds like a rejected Bond plot. More specifically it sounds like a rough draft of what would eventually become Moonraker. What was intriguing about Machete initially was that he was an anti-hero. This just sounds like a generic direct to video action film.
What do you think? Does Machete potentially in space sound intriguing to you? Or did you think either the trailer or the film were enough? Let us know below.
Tags: Danny Trejo, Machete, Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez
Source: Deadline Hollywood