Mel Gibson is closing a deal to join the cast of Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez’s second edition to his 2010 film Machete.
Machete Kills is based on the U.S. government trying to stop a cartel leader and arms dealer who have a weapon in space.
Danny Trejo is returning as the former Mexican federales who disgraced the agency. Rodriguez, who directed the original Machete with Ethan Maniquis, mentioned that he’d hope to direct the new film single handedly.
“There’s so much of it that I want to direct I’ll probably end up directing the whole thing,” Rodriguez said. “But if I have to step off, I’m going to try and shoot all of the actors and all of the main sequences. But it’s such a fun movie, and it just came out even more fun than I could have imagined.”
“I feel like I really need to do it,” he continued. “It’s so subjective I feel like I really need to get in there and do it. It’s just a lot of fun; it’s a really cool concept, and I think it takes it to another level in a way that’s compelling for me to go and do it myself.”
More details coming soon…