Are You Ready for Some Danny Trejo Machete This Year?

June 16, 2009


Back in April, Robert Rodriguez announced that he would officially be making Machete, the full-length version of the Grindhouse trailer starring Danny Trejo. Its a project that Trejo has been talking about ever since Grindhouse flopped back in early 2007. But we didn't know it would actually happen until April. Then we started hearing that Rodriguez would be rebooting Predators and that he had a sci-fi action movie called Nerveracker in the works, as well as other projects like Sin City 2 and The Jetsons. So will it still happen? Yep, definitely! Trejo told Gordon & The Whale (via The Playlist) that they'll begin shooting in 5 weeks.

As Gordon & The Whale's James Wallace says, "Guess that ends the debate on what Rodriguez’s next film is going to be." Not that we thought it would be anything else - that April announcement did say "Rodriguez is eyeing a June start date in Austin." He's also bringing on Ethan Maniquis, his longtime editor, to help co-direct. So are you ready to see some Danny Trejo Machete this? While I'm still amazed that they came up with enough to fill 90 minutes, I really can't wait to see Danny Trejo killing bad guys for an hour and a half. I'm just wondering if this will play in theaters or go straight-to-DVD? We'll have an answer soon enough!

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


"They call him MACHETE!" Put me down for Danny Trejo "Machete" the action figure!

TediusTed on Jun 16, 2009


I will be taking a coach load of strangers to make this movie a success. I enjoyed grindhouse but the machete skit was absolutely stunning. I love ott action films and I can't wait to see this. Trejo is a legend and hollywood needs to give him mmore stuff to do! Machete FTW

link1983 on Jun 16, 2009


Yea! He is the best mexican ever!!!. Sorry George.

d on Jun 16, 2009


Trejo is the shit! Long live MACHETE!

Joan Fett on Jun 16, 2009


I'm pumped, cant wait for this I wonder if the footage they already shot for the trailer is going to be in it? I also wanna know if it's going straight to DVD or theaters, and if it's gonna have that same grindhouse feel as the trailer?

The Kid on Jun 16, 2009


"They just fu**ed with the wrong Mexican!"

d1rEct on Jun 16, 2009


YES! Bring on "Machete"! Viva Mexico!! 🙂

Spider on Jun 16, 2009



Bo on Jun 16, 2009


You've just made my day.

Blake on Jun 16, 2009



xerxex on Jun 16, 2009


awesome, been wantin to see trejo do this since desperado

harrison on Jun 16, 2009


i hate to ask this but..... what the hell is this about?

zach on Jun 16, 2009


Now Rob Zombie needs to make Werewolf Women of the SS and they can release it as Grindhouse 2

TheManWithNoName on Jun 16, 2009


Im so excited for this....I would also like to see an El Wray prequel of some sort because Im sure his back story would kick ass

Primo1 on Jun 16, 2009


Hell Yeah! We finally get to see that motorcycle-mounted Minigun!

Merc on Jun 17, 2009


If there's one thing I can count on in a film with Danny - it's Danny being a bad ass. Danny is a GREAT bad ass. Doubtful this can fail.

bozoconnors on Jun 17, 2009


Danny Trejo is the best in what he does, i really love this guy.

Fisherr on Jun 18, 2009


gore!! can't wait for that movie.

Bathan on Jul 6, 2009


I think that it could play very well. I wasn't the biggest fan of this movie but I have enjoyed other Rodriguez films.

Hsa on Oct 1, 2009

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