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Spade: The Real Snake
24th April 09, 01:48 PM
MOAR Predator!
MOAR Machete
From Variety:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002792.html?categoryid=1237&cs=1

Robert Rodriguez is ready to cut a wide swathe, and his plans include re-launching the "Predator" franchise for Fox and co-directing "Machete."

For the later, the filmmaker will create a feature out of the blade- wielding antihero who appeared in a mock trailer that was part of "Grindhouse."
Rodriguez is eyeing a June start date in Austin for "Machete," a film that is financed and produced by Overnight Productions, with Danny Trejo (WIN!) starring as the title character.


Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.


Rodriguez wrote the script and will direct the film with Ethan Maniquis, his longtime editor. The film is being produced by Rodriguez, Rick Schwartz of Overnight Productions and Aaron Kaufman.


Not immediately clear is whether Rodriguez and Overnight will find a way to use the irresistible marketing slogan that appeared in the "Grindhouse" trailer: "This time, they fucked with the wrong Mexican." It is the first non-studio movie that Rodriguez has directed since "El Mariachi."

(http://www.variety.com/profiles/Film/main/127391/El%20Mariachi.html?dataSet=1)
For Fox, Rodriguez has scripted "Predators," a film that will bring back the dreadlock-sporting alien hunter who originated in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger hit "Predator." While a sequel didn't become a hit, Fox kept the alien sharp by launching the "Alien Vs. Predator," a wildly profitable series that has racked up strong grosses and DVD sales, wit little or no gross out the door.


While Rodriguez juggles these projects, he's also directing his script "Nerveracker" for Dimension Films, with Bob Weinstein setting a 2010 release for the futuristic action thriller.




I am glad to see this.
I liked the sequal, but just couldn't get into the AVP series.

Zendetta
24th April 09, 02:03 PM
Oh Hell yeah!

Machete better have Cheech and Jeff Fahe too!

Neildo
24th April 09, 06:45 PM
those predator movies are going to be awesome. didn't like the first AVP much at all, but the second one was better. and i thought machete was already being made, if not done already and just in post-production. they haven't even started it?

Cullion
24th April 09, 07:00 PM
It needs to be aliens vs predator vs terminator. During the Third Reich.

Then the trinity will be complete.

Ajamil
26th April 09, 09:48 AM
Anyone see the movie that was supposed to be coupled with Grindhouse? It was called Deathproof, and it's worth it because it's got Kurt Russel murdering via head-on collision.

Spade: The Real Snake
26th April 09, 10:07 AM
Anyone see the movie that was supposed to be coupled with Grindhouse? It was called Deathproof, and it's worth it because it's got Kurt Russel murdering via head-on collision.

It was coupled in the theatre.
Grindhouse was Deathproof + Planet Terror.

They just expanded them and released them separately on DVD as individual features but are ...... SUPPOSED to ...... be releasing them as was in the theatre.

nihilist
27th April 09, 10:49 PM
It pisses me off when films get butchered. Same thing happened to Kill Bill.

Spade: The Real Snake
28th April 09, 09:03 AM
It pisses me off when films get butchered. Same thing happened to Kill Bill.

I bought the Japanese Import version just so I could see the Crazy 88 scene in all its tecnocolor glory.
Plus it has all the other scenes, too.