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MACHETE sequel already written, but will it be made?

Kristal Bailey

by: Kristal Bailey
December 2nd, 2010

Danny Trejo is MACHETE

MACHETE came out this summer to great buzz and solid reviews, but little money. The film about a badass ex-federale was two hours of adrenaline, testosterone, with a dash of a message on immigration and when it was all said and done, we got an awesome teaser for MACHETE KILLS and MACHETE KILLS AGAIN.

Find out the status of these sequels after the break.

With an international box office of $40 million, MACHETE wasn't a blockbuster smash. However, it made a tidy profit since the budget was a low $10.5 million. With that return on investment, it is possible we'll see a sequel or two in the near future.

Danny Trejo has said that the script from MACHETE KILLS exists, he explained "I asked [Robert Rodriguez] when he was going to write it and he says it's written, so we can get started pretty quick."

The question is, when will Robert Rodriguez have time for this off-the-wall trilogy? His plate is full, currently filming SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD with Jeremy Piven, Jessica Alba, and Joel McHale, and has SIN CITY 2, NERVERACKER, and MADMAN next in line. It looks unlikely that MACHETE KILLS would start production until 2012.

I loved the first MACHETE and hope these sequels get made. With the hot button issue of immigration/Mexican rights at its core, I have a feeling these movies will be topical for years to come. If they can keep the budgets low, they will continue to make money.

Source Cinema Blend

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