Heads will roll, again.
Machete Kills, the second installment in Robert Rodriguez’s planned trilogy, has been picked up for distribution by Open Road Films, and will be released in 2013.
The cast in this sequel is pretty bonkers. Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez are back of course, with Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr, William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson rounding out the cast. Let’s just think about this: Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Gibson is reported to be playing the villain, while Charlie Sheen will be the President of the United States.
It’s tough to image how Rodriquez will up the kills from Machete, which included several decapitations, a disembowelment, someone having their face shined off, a shoe to the eyeball, and circular saw to the head, but he will undoubtedly find a way.
Here’s the official plot:
Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man - he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
This is the first image from the film, with Amber Heard and Danny Trejo snuggling on the couch. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a trailer soon.