BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
As Robert Rodriquez's Machete Kills nears its June start date, more and more compelling cast announcements are being made. The latest from Variety not only confirms rumors that Mel Gibson will play the evil arms dealer whose out of this world ambitions spurs the U.S. government to call on the help of Danny Trejo's titular Grindhouse badass, but also reveals Modern Family firecracker Sofia Vergara has entered talks to join the feature's growing group of femme fatales...
Amber Heard has taken a role in Machete Kills. In addition to the aforementioned actors, both Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba are attached to return as the titular Machete and Sartana, respectively. Heard will be playing an assassin codenamed Miss San Antonio, though the trade doesn't say which side she will be working for. The story of the film sees Machete agreeing to work with the U.S. government to help stop an evil arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a missile and causing massive chaos.
Bichir will join to two thrilling new projects, one being William Friedkin's Trapped, and the other Robert Rodriguez's exploitation-inspired action feature Machete Kills. Sequel to the Danny Trejo-fronted Machete, this soon-to-shoot schlock-fest has the titular hero teaming up with the U.S. government
Those who stayed through the end credits of Lin’s Fast Five learned that Rodriguez’s character, Letty, had not died (as Vin Diesel’s Dom has believed), and that she has become the latest target of Dwayne Johnson’s relentless federal agent. The Fast series has transformed into a high-octane soap opera, so bringing a character like Letty back from the dead isn’t much of a stretch. That and I always thought she fit well with the brash attitude of the burly franchise.
It's fair to say even Rodriguez thinks this is stunt casting-- that's the whole grindhouse aesthetic, after all-- but is it a stunt worth doing? Sure Gibson is controversial pretty much no matter what, but he also seems kind of distracting, and maybe even a liability
Robert Rodriguez has been promising a sequel to his sleek and sexy Sin City since 2005, but last week, after years of empty promises, fans were finally rewarded for their patience. Dimension Films announced Sin City 2 - rechristened as Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For - would at long last go into production. With news that casting would begin this week came the vague assurance that much of the original cast would surely return.
Both characters make sense to return for the next adventure, though it's unclear where they might fit into the story, which finds Machete working with the U.S. government to take down a Mexican drug cartel leader. There are also still plans to round out the trilogy with Machete Kills Again
It's been seven years since director Robert Rodriguez released his adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City, and that happens to also be the same number of years that he's been promising a sequel. With plenty of stories to choose from it wasn't hard to imagine that Rodriguez could pull it off, yet here we are in 2012 and we've still never seen a Sin City 2.
I've followed enough of these rumors to know that Sin City 2 won't exist until the last day of shooting wraps-- but if you want a little more hope to fuel you, take this news and run with it as you see fit
One of the most surprising news items of this week was that Robert Rodriguez had secured financing for Machete Kills, his sequel to the summer 2010 grindhouse feature Machete. According to the report, Rodriguez has teamed up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky and production is currently scheduled to begin in April. But if things aren't moving fast enough for you already, wait until you have a gander at this.
At the end of Machete, the Grindhouse follow-up from director Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker made a pretty lofty promise. The credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. The reason I call it a lofty promise is because Grindhouse was fairly notorious for underperforming at the box office, as people didn't seem super excited to bring back the format.
Monahan has added yet another flick to his growing list of upcoming projects in the form of Sin City 2. The original film was penned by Frank Miller, who also wrote the graphic novel the film was based on, so this will be the first time someone other than Miller will be messing with the material. But, having someone who can write as sharply as Monahan will add an edge to this sequel that the first one lacked.
Robert Rodriguez is a strange director. While the filmmaker is responsible for some of the bloodiest, most violent action films of the last 20 years – including Desperado, Sin City, and Machete - he always dedicates some of his time making films for his children. The most successful of these has been the Spy Kids franchise, the fourth of which is set to debut in theaters tomorrow.
In the beginning, it sounded like a joke. Posters and trailers for Robert Rodriguez’s latest Spy Kids films claimed that the movie would be presented in 4D, utilizing something called “Aroma-Scope.” Then a source who attended a very early screening of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World told me about the scratch-and-sniff cards they had to use during the presentation, and it hit me that Rodriguez really was going to try and break another dimension.
"If it's going to happen, it's going to happen this year," Rodriguez just told the assembled Comic Con crowd of Sin City 2, which he says is still in the script process. He's basing it on three separate stories by Frank Miller, who co-directed the first movie