'Machete' Getting Less and Less Fake

January 28, 2009


Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse collaboration's tragic underperformance at the box office might not have killed the chances of one of the film's fake trailers becoming reality. Bloody Disgusting has posted that the Weinstein Company still has plans to shoot Machete, Rodriguez's Mexsploitation trailer about a knife-toting ex-Federale's revenge on his former boss, as early as this year:

Although we can't confirm the news, it is nice to hear rumblings around town. We're being told that Weinstein Co. has serious plans on shooting Robert Rodriguez's highly anticipated Machete later this year. Starring Danny Trejo, Machete was introduced to us as a faux trailer in Dimension Films' GRINDHOUSE, which bombed at the box office back in April of '07. In the trailer it was revealed that after being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale (Trejo) launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. No word on if this would go theatrical or direct-to-DVD.

I don't know about this one. I kind of feel like I already saw all the good parts of Machete in the trailer. Personally, I'd rather see Edgar Wright's Don't, which teased with basically some startled reactions and random violence. Instead of seeing the full story of Machete, let's find out why a bespectacled Nick Frost is applauding in a diaper.

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