By now you’ve seen the insane trailer for MACHETE KILLS, continuing the tradition of whacked out visuals from director Robert Rodriguez. With so much buzz surrounding the once parody trailer turned film franchise Fantastic Fest, the largest film festival in the U.S., will feature the film as the festival opener. Perfect time to release a new picture of Danny Trejo as Machete and Michelle Rodriguez as sidekick Luz.
Taking place September 19th -26th in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline location, MACHETE KILLS will have its world premiere weeks ahead of the planned October 4th release date. Stars Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and director Robert Rodriguez will be in attendance at the premiere with additional talent to be confirmed closer to festival. Here is a snippet of the announcement from the official press release:
“Every year we compile our dream targets for opening night film; MACHETE KILLS was at the top of that list,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League. “We are going to pull out all the stops to ensure Robert’s world premiere red carpet experience is literally blood-red.”
“Fantastic Fest has quickly become the best place for fans to first experience the newest and coolest genre movies and blockbusters,” said director Robert Rodriguez. “I am honored and extremely excited for MACHETE KILLS to have its world premiere right here in Austin and kick off Fantastic Fest.”
What do you think? Does MACHETE KILLS fire you up for more guns, blades and babes or is this just another accident waiting to happen?
MACHETE KILLS is in theaters everywhere October 4th.