Danny Trejo's Machete Movie Still a Possibility, Maybe a Trilogy

March 31, 2008
Source: Bloody Disgusting


Actor Danny Trejo has been throwing around the idea of Machete (one of the fake trailers in Grindhouse) becoming an actual movie since Grindhouse debuted last April. In fact, in May we wrote about how Trejo said that the Weinstein's were actually going to make it - but that same article also said that they were going to make Sin City 2, and that movie is currently "on hold". The guys over at Bloody Disgusting caught up with Trejo over the weekend and learned that it's actually still on track, or at least Trejo is still hoping it gets made.

Trejo told BD at the HorrorHound Weekend in Indiana that "Robert Rodriguez is still working on getting Machete off the ground" and that Rodriguez in fact will actually be directing and not just producing. Trejo says that he hopes Rodriguez will be ready once he finishes another project that he's currently involved in. But that's not all, Trejo says the Weinstein's want to make Machete into a trilogy.

Really? I can easily see Machete turning into a good film on its own, but I can not see a Machete trilogy performing even as remotely as well as Grindhouse - and that was widely considered a huge flop! I love these classic grindhouse grunge types of movies (especially Hell Ride), but that doesn't mean it's still mainstream fare that everyone else loves. However, I'll hold my tongue until we hear more about this project - maybe it could turn out pretty badass.

Machete was one of the fake trailers created by Robert Rodriguez that played as part of the full Grindhouse theatrical cut. Countless people referred to it as the best part of Grindhouse, while others at least agreed that it was the best of the four fake trailers. After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. The film stars Danny Trejo as Machete and also includes an appearance by Cheech Marin.

Machete Poster

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  • I really don't see this happening with the flop Grindhouse was unless they are talking straight-to-DVD. BUT WHERE THE F**K IS SIN CITY?! I mean, even Johnny Depp is signed on! COME ON!
  • Heckle
    I want that poster
  • Spider
    The poster rocks! I hope Robert Rodriguez makes time to bring us "Machete"! Danny Trejo kicks a$$ in this role. This flick would be highly entertaining cheese! But first, I'd like to see Sin City 2.
  • A trilogy? Methinks Danny Trejo is overestimating the power of positive thinking.
  • Alex
    Yes. Please. Let's not make one awful movie, but three instead. It was cool as a trailer for a reason. It was short. Next thing you know, Trejo is going to start waxing about a prequel to ConAir with his rapist character as the lead. In fact, just make the Machete movie about that.
  • For those who want that poster, I believe it was sent out as an HMV exclusive for those who ordered the very recently 6-disc Grindhouse set out of Japan. It has both movies on their own (with a DTS track for each film) as well as the theatrical cut and an "exclusive" 6th disc with footage from Comic Con and other places.
  • Zach D.
    I thought that Machete was going to be a straight to DVD movie?
  • Mark
    I want to see this movie vrey much.Danny has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I think it would be a cool story line. Many people feel the same way. Lot's of action! I would even buy it!!!
  • Jorge
    They call him machete. Yes bro, I mean father. Where┬┤s my wife and dauther?
  • i want to buy a dvd or vhs of the movie machete starring danny trejo
  • cindy
    I love the grindhouse and want more!!!!!!!!! Please give us Machete.
  • cindy
    Hey where can i get a jungle julia bobble head?
  • Chester
    Methinks? who the Fuck says that any more. Seriously, I will kick who ever says that in the face! and shove your key board up your ass you fucking retard! Great White Shark likes to suck some Great White Dick!
  • jolly green giant
    fuck ya chester. say methinks again and ill ram a machete up your ass, bitch. people who think that is funny can go burn in hell with the jews.
  • A... this better be an awesome movie! I heard they have a new thug actor by the name of POLO what_what"" from ATX representing 78702 and he is hotter than calente! I will pay to see this movie$. I luv you Danny Trejo MUAH_MUAH:)
  • Go for it danny
  • They soon realize that they messed up with the wrong mexican... Good movie.. I've seen this movie here...
  • tiger tim
    STILL MORE pointless, chain-pulling, circle-jerk/cokeheaded cultural incest 'as-it-happens' from a Hollywood and media that, yet again, 'mysteriously overlooked' BOTH the 20th anniversary of the Tiennamen Massacre AND the staggeringly relevant 60th anniversary of the KREAN WAR ---this year! BTW --we wonder just how much untaxed, unserviced, undepaid, illegal labor the LONG RICH DeNiro has been 'using' to run his Tribeca restaurant and much else these past 20 years? FURTHER we wonder WHY no one else is wondering??? LOL




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