24 April 2012 10:14 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robert Rodriguez’ follow-up to exploitation hit Machete, was given the go-ahead late last year. The director (who c0-directed the film with Ethan Maniquis) promised another outing for Danny Trejo’s ex-Federale ‘Machete’ Cortez, who after being hired to kill a corrupt senator, is double-crossed. The all-star and cult film was born out of a mock trailer that was featured between Rodriguez and Tarantino’s experimental flop Grindhouse (released here in the UK as the individual features, Planet Terror and Death Proof).

Trejo will definately return for the sequel Machete Kills, and he is expected to face off against Mel Gibson, who is said to be relishing the opportunity at possibly playing the villain in soon-to-shoot film. Gibson is said to be in final negotiations to appear, although it has not been confirmed in what capacity. Rodriguez has also given an indication that he will this time, try and find »

- Craig Hunter

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