Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson. The film is expected to have a wide release in 2013.
Machete Kills is the sequel to the 2010 hit film Machete – which has built a devoted legion of fans since its release – and is the second film in a trilogy. The film is produced by Robert Rodriguez, along with Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic through their QuickDraw Productions banner, as well as Sergei Bespalov of Aldamisa Films, Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Films, and Rick Schwartz of Overnight Films.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
Rosario Dawson very recently confirmed her involvement in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Now, she’s revealing a start date: this coming November. Via MTV’s Splash Page:
“I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say that, but I’m going to say November, I’m going to be honest and put it out there,” the actress, who stars in the “Sin City” films as Gail, told MTV News on the red carpet for “Ten Years,” her new Channing Tatum-starring rom-com. “It’s very soon. Very excited.”
Though Dawson has yet to read a script for the “Sin City” sequel, she’s already well acquainted with the graphic novel that “A Dame to Kill For” is based on.
“It’s sort of a prequel to the ‘Sin City’ we’ve already watched, so you’ll understand the references we were making in that one,” she said. “The new face thing, all of that interesting stuff.”
It’s not Gail’s face that gets reworked in the comics — that honor goes to Dwight McCarthy, the good-intentioned photographer played by Clive Owen in the first “Sin City” film — but Gail might be getting some kind of makeover anyway.
“You might have to figure out which one’s me at some point,” she teased. “We’re going to play with that.”
It is learnt that talks are on with the Fantastic Four Hollywood star Jessica Alba, to play an important role in director Venkat Prabhu’s Goa.
The movie has Jai, Vaibhav, Premji Amaren and Arvind Akash in the lead, and is said to be a road film in which a group of friends go on a trip to Goa. This is the third directorial venture of Venkat Prabhu, after Chennai 600028 and Saroja.
There are three heroines in the film and through Warner Bros the co producers of the film, Ocher Studios is trying to rope in the sexy Jessica Alba. Sources close to Venkat say that the actress has asked for a script which is send to her through her manager.
Besides a Hollywood heroine, there are two more heroines in the movie, and it is said that talks are on with Sneha and Genelia for the same.
The New York Post’s worst movie of the year ‘The Love Guru’ is released on Blue-Ray and DVD on Friday December 26th in the UK. Check back on friday/saturday for screencaptures.
‘Honey’ will be on ITV1 this afternoon at 2.40pm. Watch/Record it if you haven’t seen it yet.