Sequel Screenplays: Kurtzman and Orci Discuss ‘Star Trek 2′; Danny Trejo Says ‘Machete Kills’ is Written
Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Sequel time: Star Trek 2 and Machete Kills couldn’t be more different, but since there’s a slight bit of news about the screenplay progress for each of them, why not make a little sandwich post? First up, Machete star Danny Trejo has told Bloody Disgusting that Robert Rodriguez tells him the script for Machete Kills is done. Don’t believe me? It’s right here: “I asked him when he was going to write it and he says it’s written, so we can get started pretty quick.”
Since the end credits of the first film promised a second (and third) James Bond-style, this isn’t a huge surprise. (The director previously said, “Once you put it out there, just like we found with the trailer, you have to make it.”) But Robert Rodriguez has to finish the fourth Spy Kids movie before anything else. And given that Machete did respectable but far from outrageously good numbers, we don’t know what the state of the series might be with respect to financing, nor whether co-director Ethan Maniquis might be involved.
After the break, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci talk Star Trek 2. (Which, lest you need a reminder, doesn’t actually have a signed director yet, and quite possibly won’t until the script is done.) Read More »