At the end of Robert Rodriguez's Machete, the director made a pretty steep promise: multiple sequels. Had the film been more successful it wouldn't be an issue, but the fact is that the movie made less than $40 million internationally (though that's pretty solid for a movie made for only $10.5 million). It's unclear if a sequel will ever go into production, but one thing is for certain: a script exists.

Bloody Disgusting has learned from Machete himself, Danny Trejo, that Rodriguez has already written the script and, as promised, the next film will be called Machete Kills, followed by Machete Kills Again. Quoth Trejo, "I asked him when he was going to write it and he says it's written, so we can get started pretty quick." Rodriguez is currently filming Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World with Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven and Joel McHale, and has promised that his next film after that would be the long-awaited Sin City 2 (Right...). If Rodriguez does stick to that schedule, and doesn't decide to make Nerveracker or Madman afterward, then Machete Kills could realistically be in production by 2012.

Like the few that did end up seeing it, I actually really enjoyed Machete and thought it was a quality badass B-movie. While the movie did under-perform, a sequel could be made for so little money that it shouldn't be a hindrance. Let's hope this gets done.

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