MACHETE KILLS Lady Gaga & William Sadler Character Banners
Published: July 31, 2012 - 9:04am
Robert Rodriguez returns to direct and produce Machete Kills alongside Quick Draw productions and Alexander Rodnyansky. Kyle Ward has written the script which has been retooled by the director and his brother Marcel Rodriguez.
Machete cost $10.5 million and garnered a respectable $44 million return at the worldwide box office, even though it didn't sit well with many critics. The upcoming sequel will be financed by AR Films' Alexander Rodnyansky in partnership with international distributor Aldamisa Entertainment, who will handle the overseas market. The new film will find the titular character played by Trejo recruited by the U.S. government to take on a Mexican drug cartel with an army and an eccentric arms dealer with a space-based weapon with which he will rage war across the globe. Dismemberment, evisceration, death, and more await all those who come between the antihero and his mission.
Machete Kills stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen among others. The film is currently in production and will be released in theaters later this year.