Of all the fake trailers in GRINDHOUSE, there was one that worked better than the rest: MACHETE. I remember watching that trailer and thinking how a full length MACHETE film would kick all kinds of ass… I was right. If HOBO and MACHETE battled head to head, MACHETE would come out on top every time for me. I think that film is fucking brilliant and fun as hell. Bullets, broads, blood, and hot nurses (who are actually the nieces of Robert Rodriguez), everything a growing boy needs.
We have heard news of a sequel since the baddest Mexican since El hit the screen and now we have some additional confirmation from Danny Trejo who we just spoke with.
TREJO ON MACHETE II & III
“We start on MACHETE II real soon. Robert is really crazy about this one. MACHETE did so well that he was pretty hot to get moving on more of those. Robert has the story so under wraps, the only thing I know is that there is a character in there that is basically President Obama. Then after MACHETE II we do MACHETE IN OUTER SPACE which sounds pretty cool.”
On the origins of MACHETE
“Me and Robert thought about MACHETE when we were doing DESPERADO. We shot that in Acuna, Mexico and the star of that movie was Antonio Banderas and he’s Spanish so nobody knew him but I was standing out there and people were gravitating toward me and asking for pictures and autographs and Robert came up and told me “hey, they must think you’re the star of the movie” and I said “you mean I’m not?” That’s when he started writing the script for MACHETE.
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