– . – Robert Rodriguez wields MACHETE
Robert Rodriguez wields MACHETE
Robert Rodriguez is ready to cut a wide swathe, and his plans include re-launching the PREDATOR franchise for Fox and co-directing MACHETE.
For the later, the filmmaker will create a feature out of the blade-wielding antihero who appeared in a mock trailer that was part of GRINDHOUSE.
Rodriguez is eyeing a June start date in Austin for MACHETE, a film that is financed and produced by Overnight Productions, with Danny Trejo starring as the title character.
Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.
Rodriguez wrote the script and will direct the film with Ethan Maniquis, his longtime editor. The film is being produced by Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz of Overnight Productions and Aaron Kaufman.