Friday, July 09, 2010

'Machete" Cuts To The Chase- September 3

Sneak Peek 6 new character posters supporting "Machete", the upcoming 20th Century Fox exploitation action feature, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, starring actor Danny Trejo in his first lead role as the title character.

The film is an expansion of a fake trailer Rodriguez directed for the 2007 feature"Grindhouse", following the character 'Machete Cortez', who previously appeared as the uncle of the protagonists in Rodriguez' "Spy Kids" films.

"Machete" also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Robert De Niro, Jeff Fahey, and Cheryl Chin

"...'Machete' focuses on 'Machete' (Trejo), a renegade former 'Mexican Federale'. After a shakedown with a druglord (Seagal), Machete roams the towns and streets of Texas looking to do yard work in exchange for money.

"'Michael Benz' (Fahey), a local businessman and spin doctor, explains to Machete that 'McLaughlin' (De Niro), a corrupt senator, is sending hundreds of illegal immigrants out of the country.

In order to stop this, Benz offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract. As Machete attempts to assassinate McLaughlin during a rally, he is double-crossed and one of Benz's henchmen shoots him.

"It is revealed that Benz orchestrated the entire attempted assassination as part of a false flag operation to gain public support for McLaughlin's harsh anti-immigration laws.

By setting up Machete as the patsy, the conspirators make it appear that an outlaw illegal Mexican immigrant has tried to assassinate the senator.

"A wounded Machete is taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds, and escapes from the guards before he can be arrested.

'Agent Sartana' (Alba), a persistent US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is sent by her superior, 'Lt. Stillman' (Johnson), to go find and capture the injured Machete.

"Machete, with the help of 'Luz' (Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, recruits 'Padre Benecio del Toro' (Marin), Machete's 'holy' brother.

To take revenge on Benz, Machete kidnaps Benz's wife and his daughter 'April' (Lohan), who has a penchant for guns.

"After encountering Machete, Sartana begins to have a special interest in the blade slinger as Machete rallies a group of illegal immigrants together, and begins to hunt the people who double crossed him..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Machete"...