You didn’t think Machete was done yet, did you? After a solid box office performance, and postive-enough critical reception, the 2010 fake-trailer-turned-grindhouse-film was seen as a success. Now, director Robert Rodriguez has envisioned the first film as a start of a full out trilogy, which would begin with a second film called Machete Kills. While the uncertainty if the second movie would ever be made has been a recurring element, the film is now poised to be reality as reports now surface of when exactly production will begin.
Deadline reports that Rodriguez has found financing with AR Films U.S., and that the movie is set to begin filming this April. Danny Trejo is in talks now to reprise his role, and Rodriguez expects most of the original cast to return…well, those who were still alive by the end of the last film.
Even more impressive, the report manages to score a plot synopsis for the upcoming film:
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.
Machete versus an army?! Oh boy.
For what it’s worth, the first film was definitely a visual treat, with various bouts of extreme violence and gore. Anyone else remember the intestinal rope ladder? While the story seems to step things up on a grander scale of things, as long as Rodriguez maintains the same kind of visual promise behind the camera, it should be interesting to see just how the second film comes to fruition, and if the public will embrace it with open arms.
We’ll have more information on the sequel as it gears up for production within the next three months.