Robert Rodriguez to bring Predators, Machete to the big screen

macheteAccording to Variety, Robert Rodriguez is has two movies that are coming up on his slate, and as usual, I have mixed feelings about one of them.

The news about which I’m most pleased is that he’s going to be making a full-length movie out of Machete, for which he already created a fake trailer that appeared in Grindhouse. The story is about a Mexican ex-Federale who is hired to come across the U.S. border for a job, gets double-crossed by a corrupt state senator, and vows his revenge.

Danny Trejo will reprise his role as Machete from the trailer, and it will be his first leading role. Rodriguez will be the film’s writer and director, and it will be Rodriguez’ first non-studio film that he’s directed since he did El Mariachi. My biggest hope is that he’s able to recapture the same kind of gleeful lawlessness that inhabited El Mariachi and other films of that style. Filming will hopefully start in June.

The other movie that Rodriguez will be making is Predators for 20th Century Fox, another sequel to the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie; no other details have been released at this time.

Ever since the plot of the first Alien vs. Predator movie was revealed and it was not revealed to be the same story as the very awesome Dark Horse comics series, I’ve kinda given up on a good film adaptation of these movie sequels. I lay the blame at my first boyfriend’s feet, because he’s the one who introduced me to both movie franchises, the novels, and the comics, and I immediately found the comics versions to be the best.

This is definitely an “I need to know more” sort of situation.

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 06:23 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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