Robert Rodriguez Eyes April Start for Machete Kills

Machete - Danny Trejo

Machete posterDeadline reports that director Robert Rodriguez is teaming with producer Alexander Rodnyansky to start production on Machete Kills, a sequel to the instant cult-classic Machete, in April.

Named Machete Kills, as telegraphed at the end credits of the original film, the sequel will be the second chapter in a planned trilogy. Rodriguez says: “Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”

According to the source: “The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy”.

Trejo is being sought after to reprise his role, and all other casting is still up in the air.