We were promised that he’d return and now Deadline have confirmed that Danny Trejo’s former Mexican Federale will be back, with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez signing a deal with producer Alexander Rodnyansky to develop Machete Kills – the sequel to 2010’s Grindhouse spin-off Machete and the second instalment in a planned trilogy that will presumably conclude with Machete Kills Again.
According to Deadline’s report, “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.”
Machete Kills has been scripted by Kyle Ward (the upcoming adaptation of Kane & Lynch) and is expected to begin filming in April. Talks are currently underway with Trejo to reprise his role, while Rodriguez also stated that he expects those cast members whose characters managed to survive the first movie – such as Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan – to return.