Apparently people are still clamoring for a sequel to Machete because Robert Rodriguez is teaming with producer Alexander Rodnyansky for Machete Kills with an eye toward an April start date. And they’re not stopping there either; the plan is for a trilogy.
Per Deadline the film will be produced and financed by Rodnyansky, whose Hollywood expansion plans include a $120 million film fund with Media Talent Group’s Geyer Kosinski. AR Films U.S. is a new partnership between AR Films and Aldamisa Entertainment, whose Sergei Bespalov will manage worldwide sales of Machete Kills during the upcoming EFM in Berlin.
“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance,” Rodriguez said. “Machete is truly a superhero, and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time. Alexander has a tremendous background in moviemaking and huge enthusiasm for continuing the Machete legend onscreen,” Rodriguez continued. “I’m really looking forward to working with Alexander and Sergei Bespalov.”
Of course talks are under way for Danny Trejo to reprise the title role, and Rodriguez expects many other original cast members to return. The film is a Quick Draw Production, produced by Rodriguez, Rodnyansky, Quick Draw’s Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic, Sergei Bespalov, and Rick Schwartz. A script has been written by Kyle Ward and developed by Rodriguez and Marcel Rodriguez.
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.
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