For those of you who saw the film “Grindhouse” in 2007, you probably remember a little faux-trailer entitled “Machete”. The trailer featured Danny Trejo cutting his way through a great number of bad guys using guns, bare hands, knives, and you guessed it…machetes.
Shortly after “Grindhouse” was released, director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror – first film in Grindhouse) announced that he was looking to take that trailer and extend it to a feature film. Much sooner than we expected, he had the script done and a more than capable cast attached including: Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey (Lost, Grindhouse), Steven Seagal, Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, and Jessica Alba.
I have to say that I am looking forward to this film and once again relishing in the grindhouse-type films of the 70s and 80s.
“Machete” is being released on September 3rd, and with Labor Day on the 6th, the film will enjoy a four day release.