Robert Rodriguez is taking From Dusk Till Dawn to television with a new series that expands upon his original film (in addition to remaking it), with Zane Holtz and D.J. Cotrona playing as Richie Gecko and Seth Gecko. To promote the show the publicity team is embracing the old-school lobby card concept, with the release of a bunch of new photos dressed up in the old lobby card style. Ours features Holz and Cotrona in a pose that will be very familiar to fans of films by Rodriguez and Dusk Till Dawn co-creator Quentin Tarantino. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Robert Rodriguez‘s new TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn, flying towards your eyeballs like a bat out of hell. It feels like just days ago when we heard the director would be adapting his 1996 vampire movie into the TV show, and now here we are with the March 11 premiere date on the horizon and a brand new trailer to enjoy.
D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) play Richie and Seth Gecko, two fugitives on the run who kidnap a family and hide out at a seedy strip club. A club that so happens to be crawling with vampires. And yes, that’s exactly the plot of the original film, which was written by Quentin Tarantino. This series supposedly expands the story from the film; Rodriguez has called the movie the short story version and the series a novel.
The 10 episode season premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. on the El Ray Network and you can catch the full trailer below. Read More »
At the end of last week we saw the first official still image from From Dusk Till Dawn — that’s the new TV series that remakes and expands the film by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Now we’ve got the first trailer for the series, which also comes from Rodriguez. It stars D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz as criminal brothers Seth and Richie Gecko, who run across vampires such as the one above, played by Eiza Gonzalez. (She’s got the role once played by Salma Hayek.)
The show also features Don Johnson, Wilmer Valderrama and Robert Patrick as it presents the “novel version” (in Rodriguez’s words) of the short story originally plotted out in the film. See the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Below is the first still of D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz as Seth and Richie Gecko, in the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series from Robert Rodriguez. The two play the roles originated by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the 1996 film from Rodriguez and Tarantino, but the series isn’t just a remake, says the creator.
Rodriguez calls the film the short story version, and the series the novel. Below, he explains a bit more about what we’ll see, and what’s going on in the image. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
If you’re like me, you have mixed feeling about this upcoming From Dusk Till Dawn TV series. The fact Robert Rodriguez is so involved is intriguing, but previous attempts to extend the vampire story (i.e. – its two direct to video sequels) have landed far below the bar set by the 1996 original. However, with a cast that includes DJ Cotrona, Robert Patrick, Don Johnson and Wilmer Valderama, the show has lots going for it. It also seems Rodriguez is creating the show with an eye towards the fans, as per his latest revelation.
The director took to Twitter to reveal the show actually links with Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the co-star, writer and producer of the original film. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Robert Rodriguez is a prime partner in the new El Rey Network, which is the new “genre-busting cable network” aimed at the Latino audience, and we’ve known that one of the cornerstones of the El Rey programming would be a new From Dusk Till Dawn series. Rodriguez isn’t just producing the series, either; as it goes into production in Austin, TX, the announcement has come that he’s directing the first two hour-long episodes.
The show will remake and expand the movie in ten episodes, with D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Richie Gecko, Jesse Garcia (Sons of Anarchy) as new character Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, and Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Miami Vice) as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
3D trailers are great if you’re watching them in a 3D movie theater with your 3D glasses on, but so-called 3D trailers on the Internet usually aren’t anything special. Since the effects don’t work on our computers, most “3D trailers” just turn out to be 2D trailers with action-packed scenes that we can sorta-kinda picture looking exciting in 3D.
But leave it to Robert Rodriguez‘s gleefully over-the-top Machete Kills to go over-the-top with its 3D Internet trailer. No, not even the world’s toughest ex-Federale can make your laptop suddenly support 3D technology. But he can offer a video with explosions so big, they can’t be contained by your average video player. See what we mean after the jump.
Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
In Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez once again celebrates guns, babes, and manly men. This sequel to Machete finds many ways to combine those three factors, offering a new permutation every few minutes. The action is dumb and goofy and very self aware, and Machete Kills is occasionally kind of a blast. The cast is game for anything, and few actors stick around long enough to wear out their welcome.
If only the same could be said for the film, which is long, soggy, and distracted by it’s own excess. Machete Kills is a two-hour Robot Chicken special that features humans instead of action figures, and its schtick wears thin well before everyone runs out of energy. Read More »
At this point you probably know what the Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills is all about, so a new red-band trailer is just a mid-week distraction. But if you’re looking for the sort of distraction that involves wild violence, exploitative action, and a knife fight with Mel Gibson, this is going to be perfect.
This sequel to Machete is a cavalcade of stars, or at least of personality. Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale Machete, and Gibson is a bad-guy arms dealer, Charlie Sheen (aka Carlos Estevez) is the President of the United States, and Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr. all show up. That’s not even the whole of the cast.
Machete Kills opens in October, but it premieres this Thursday as the opening night selection of Fantastic Fest. We’ll have a report after that premiere. Read More »