There was a little bit of video from the set of Machete Kills that leaked out a week or so back, but was quickly taken down. Now there’s a replacement, in the form of a TV set visit to the set of Robert Rodriguez‘s latest weird action flick. Danny Trejo returns as Machete, and this time he faces (among other things) Mel Gibson playing a character who is “out to get the President.”(With the President played by Charlie Sheen.)
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Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
The idea of Machete Kills has been floating around ever since it was promised in the end credits of the first Machete, back in 2010. But it’s only recently that the project’s really begun picking up steam, with Danny Trejo entering talks to reprise his role this past February.
Now, as Machete Kills comes together to start shooting later this month, it’s been locking down cast members left and right. Returning stars Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez have both climbed aboard in the past few weeks, as have franchise newcomers Mel Gibson and Demián Bichir (A Better Life). And as of today, the latest fresh face to join the cast is Amber Heard. More after the jump.
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We don’t know just what role he’ll be playing, but Robert Rodriguez is close to landing Mel Gibson for a supporting role in the sequel Machete Kills. Gibson was recently revealed as a wishlist actor for Rodriguez, who is assembling the cast for an action film that sees Machete working for the US Government. Now the actor is in real talks for the film, which will shoot later this year. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
Yesterday’s big news was that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-promised Sin City sequel was on its way, but that’s actually just one of two sequels Rodriguez has in the works. The filmmaker is also prepping for Machete Kills, the sequel to his 2010 thriller Machete, and is in the process of looking for fresh blood to join returning star Danny Trejo. Among the names reportedly being courted are Mel Gibson and Michelle Williams. More after the jump.
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We just got a look at Get the Gringo, an action film that Mel Gibson co-wrote, financed and starred in. But fans undeterred by the actors offscreen actions might still be hoping for an update on another movie that was announced right around the same time Gibson started work on Get the Gringo. That other project was a Viking epic, and a film for which Gibson said he wanted to work partially in a bygone version of the Norse language.
Turns out that Viking movie isn’t dead. While the update we have is minor, for those hoping to see the film one day, it is probably a lot better than nothing. Read More »
As a title for an action comedy about a guy who acquires or steals a bunch of money, runs to Mexico and ends up in prison south of the border, How I spent My Summer Vacation was cute, but maybe not quite perfect in communicating what the movie is really like. So the Mel Gibson movie, which been on the shelf for a while, is now called Get the Gringo.
The film was shot almost two years ago from a script penned by Gibson, with Adrian Grunberg co-writing and directing and Stacy Perskie producing. Both have worked as part of Gibson’s directorial staff in the past (first and second A.D., respectively), and the film market their promotions to more powerful roles, with Gibson financing the movie.
The movie has sat around for a while, but that may or may not be indicative of quality. Mel Gibson has had a few problems, and his films Edge of Darkness and The Beaver weren’t exactly roaring comebacks. But the distribution for Get the Gringo won’t be typical: Gibson’s Icon Productions made a deal with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to put the movie on DirecTV on May 1 and then VOD, digital download and blu-ray later this year.
But what does the movie look like? Check out a trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by Angie Han
Maybe it’s just because I got a cat this year — the first living, breathing creature I’ve owned since I failed to keep a hamster alive circa 1995 — but I couldn’t help noticing that the films of 2011 featured some damn great animals. Some were the stars of their films, like Rango (Johnny Depp) in Rango, while others played second fiddle to less interesting, or at least less adorable, human stars, like Rosie (Tai) in Water for Elephants, but all deserve special mention in my book.
And yeah, okay, the fact that they also serve as a convenient excuse to post cute animal photos during a slow news week happens to a nice little bonus as well. Read on after the jump.
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