Last week news hit that Robert Rodriguez wanted Mel Gibson to take on a supporting role in Mechete Kills. Today it's being reported that the filmmaker is actually now in "serious discussions" to join the project, which I think is pretty awesome. Gibson's gotta do something to help his tarnished image, this is something that hasn't been easy for him. This seems like it would be a fun project for him to be involved with.
If cast he'll join Danny Trejo, who plays the title role. In the sequel Machete is drafted by the US government to track an arms dealer through Mexico before he can launch a rocket. This will of course lead into the third film called Machete Kills Again... In Space.
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.
Gibson is on the verge of releasing his next film Get the Gringo, that he co-wrote, produced, financed and stars in. I'm a big fan of most of Gibson's work, he's a great filmmaker, and it's a shame about his screwed up personal life. I just hope his career picks up again so he can make that Viking movie he was developing before the shit hit the fan.
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