Machete Will Happen, Says Danny Trejo
If you saw Rodriguez's / Tarantino's Grindhouse than I'm sure you didn't forget the fake trailer for Machete at the very beginning, with Danny Trejo as the revenge-seeking Mexican assassin. It's been talked about for a while as possibly being made into a full-length feature film, but no confirmation from anyone ever came around. Given Grindhouse's poor performance at the box office, everyone's even more skeptical if The Weinstein Company and Robert Rodriguez would actually make it. An update comes from Rotten Tomatoes, straight from the star of Machete himself, Danny Trejo, who states that "they're going to make that."
"That's going to be a blast," Trejo bragged. "They're going to make that. In fact, call Bob Weinstein and Harvey and tell them that I said so."
"They were going to try to make 'Sin City ' before 'Machete' but now they want to do 'Machete' first. Oh yeah, oh yeah, they're going to make that. That's a definite."
Although Trejo himself believes it definitely will happen, which is a good sign considering he's going to star in it, there's just no word yet from the studio or Rodriguez. However considering that they've already shot plenty of footage to make the trailer and that Rodriguez wrote the script years ago, it's likely it could come together quickly without getting in the way of Sin City 2 or any of Rodriguez's other projects.
"It's kind of amazing. I think Robert Rodriguez kind of planned it that way because he told me about 'Machete' five years ago. Robert wants to make that into a feature and I said, 'Okay, let's do it. I got the time.' So it's going to be a lot of fun."
Although I personally thought the Machete trailer was my least favorite out of the four fake trailers in Grindhouse, I'm pretty sure this movie would turn out as a cult classic that will satisfy the droves of Grindhouse, Rodriguez, and Trejo fans. Let's hope Trejo was right, and let's hope The Weinstein Company is at least smart enough to finish this project up and put out another classic film.