Who would have thought that Robert Rodriguez’s fake trailer that was attached to 2007’s Grindhouse would ever be created into a feature length film, let alone get a sequel? The fake trailers in Grindhouse were some of the best qualities of the film, specifically with Machete being the fan favorite that everyone was demanding to become a feature length film. It took a few years but when Rodriguez finally delivered Machete to fans it became one of the most ridiculous grindhouse films to date.
With the recent announcement of the long awaited sequel to Sin City there is no doubt that Rodriguez is a busy man, but that hasn’t stopped him from giving his full attention to the much anticipated sequel Machete Kills. During an interview Rodriguez said:
“Currently I am directing it. But we’re checking to see if there’s going to be the need for another director if I have to go off and do Sin City. I wasn’t sure what the timing on Sin City was or if I would have to step off to do Sin City at a certain point, depending on when Machete went. But Machete looks like it’s going to go pretty quickly so it’s possible that I will direct the whole thing.”
“I feel like I really need to do it,” he reiterated. “It’s so subjective I feel like I really need to get in there and do it. It’s just a lot of fun; it’s a really cool concept, and I think it takes it to another level in a way that’s compelling for me to go and do it myself.”
It sounds like he’s going to be able to tackle both of the projects but if Machete Kills doesn’t work out with him behind the camera that just means he’s off directing the long overdue sequel to Sin City which will be titled, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. So either way it is a win win for fans of Robert Rodriquez.
One of the great things about Machete was all of the talent that Rodriguez was able to get on board with Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, and Michelle Rodriquez just to name a few. It looks like he’s going down the same path with the sequel because according to reports Mel Gibson is in serious discussions to play a supporting role in Machete Kills. You can hate on Mel bat-shit-insane Gibson all you want but at the end of the day he’s a phenomenal actor who knows how to bring the crazy. So I for one would love to see him land a role in a grindhouse feature.
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