At the end of Machete, the credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again.
One might have written that promise off because Machete failed to do any real damage at the box office pulling in only $26 million during its domestic run (although it made money on it’s $10.5 million budget). While director Rodriguez could have written off his credits sequence promise as a joke, he continued to insist that the sequels would get made. Now he’s actually a step closer to getting that done.
According to Deadline, Rodriguez has teamed up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky to develop a sequel to the 2010 summer film. The plan includes a third film to complete the trilogy, and Rodnyansky will both be producing and financing the first sequel. Rodriguez says,
“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance. Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”
The plan is to start production in April and Danny Trejo is in talks to once again play the title character. Kyle Ward is currently scripting the sequel, which will see Machete get hired by the U.S. government to take down the runner of a dangerous drug cartel in Mexico. The bad guy plans on spreading “war across the planet with a weapon in space” and Machete and his team must team up to stop him. In addition to Trejo, it’s expected that the cast members that didn’t die in the first movie will return as well, such as Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lindsey Lohan.
What so you think? Green light this puppy?
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed that BOTH ARE COMPLETE CRAP,
Then you’re absolutely…right!
OK, Let’s start with the news (from TMZ) that Lindsey Lohan is “In Discussions” for a major role (Not Lois) in the upcoming Superman movie. Maybe she’ll play Bizarro Supergirl. Look at the pictures below …
See what I am talking about? She could totally carry that one through, drunk or not. This rumor makes as much sense as pushing the elevator button multiple times. Once it lights up the damn thing is on the way . . . STOP PUSHING THE DAMN BUTTON.
Now let’s move on to the rumor about the city of Detroit putting up a statue of Robocop. Detroit’s mayor, Dave Bing, had solicited ideas on the Internet for ways to help the revive the city’s image. When the concept of a statue of RoboCop—the hero of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi satire, a police officer brutally gunned down and resurrected as the city’s golem-like protector—was floated via Twitter, Bing shot it down.
“There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop,” Bing wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for your suggestion.”
Mayor Bing is going with the much better suggestion to offer incentives to draw Police officers back into the city, including offering renovated homes in the city for as little as $1,000 down to Detroit officers who now live in the suburbs and elsewhere. Now that is a great idea. If the city of Detroit spent money to put up a statue of RoboCop, I would be right there with everyone else that would want to drag any city officials involved into the street and beat the snot out of them while quoting RoboCop movie lines.
You love RoboCop that much, start a fund and put the damn thing up without using any local government funds, better yet, raise those funds to aid a local food kitchen feeding those that need it.