Friday, April 24, 2009

Machete to Begin Filming in June

One of the best and most underrated films of all time was 2007's Grindhouse. The film, which was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, was a double-feature inspired by the low-budget grindhouse films of decades past.

During the "intermission," fake movie trailers were shown. The most popular trailer was Machete. It stars Danny Trejo and Cheech Marin. Cheech Marin is Trejo's gun-toting priest vigilante brother. Memorable quote..."God forgives, I don't."

Rodriguez and Trejo frequently hinted that a full-length Machete film was in the works.

Well now, it's official. Machete will begin filming in June. Trejo and Rodriguez will co-direct.

"Written by Rodriguez, Machete will star Trejo as a Mexican ex-Federale, who while posing as a day laborer is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator, and uses his proficiency with bladed weapons, and apparently a gatling gun, to get revenge."

There is no word on whether Cheech Marin will be in the film, but if you look at the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour schedule, there's a 2 month gap beginning in June.

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