Remember all those rad trailers at the beginning of Tarantino & Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” double feature in 2007? Well I have just heard that filming for the “Machete” movie, based on the amazing fake trailer shown before the double feature is going to officially start filming in June in Austin, Texas. With Robert Rodriguez writing, directing and producing this one it’s sure to be another amazing, completely over the top film. Machete, a film about the blade- wielding antihero, features the legendary Danny Trejo as the title charcter. A Mexican ex-Federale with a knack for chopping up bad guys like sushi, masquerading as a day laborer, who’s double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.
I have been looking forward to this since Iheard there was a slight possibility that it would be made into a real feature film. I was really hoping for a “Grindhouse 2” since I heard that Eli Roth was going to be tackling the full feature film for the “Thanksgiving” trailer that was also shown before the movie. We will see if this ever happens since supposedly box office sales for the original Grindhouse film was much lower than expected. I personally thought it was one of the best times I’ve had at the movies in years.
In other news with Mr. Rodriguez it was just confirmed a this week that he will be helming a reboot of the “Predator” series. Normally I would say this was a bad idea like most remakes are but since it is Rodriguez involved I think it could turn out pretty damn awesome. The first film is nearly perfect in every way so I’m not sure what he can really add to it all. But it should at the very least be interesting.
It will be entitled “Predators” with several of them hunting a commando unit instead of just one. Let’s hope they can top Stan Winston’s amazing depiction of the alien because if not there’s really no point in trying to remake perfection. It seems Rodriguez is a pretty busy guy lately and had this to say about his current projects:
“I’m going to be able to shoot my upcoming Machete here, a sci-fi action film called Nervewrackers, a re-boot of the Predator series called Predators, and a couple of smaller movies called Sin City 2 and The Jetsons.”
Wow ‘Sin City 2’ is really happening huh? I can’t wait……