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Machete Kills in Space supposedly shooting this year

04.03.2015by: Eric Walkuski

It's a good think Robert Rodriguez has his own studio and can basically do whatever he wants, because I don't see how this gets made otherwise. The director is supposedly going forward with his third Machete movie - MACHETE KILLS IN SPACE - according to franchise star Danny Trejo.

The actor, appearing at Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, told Halloween Daily News the following:

Robert and I are going to start to do Machete Kills in Space, so that's going to be awesome. Absolutely. We're going to be working on it this year."

I admire Rodriguez a great deal for what he's accomplished these past two decades, and everyone loves Trejo, but I can't imagine anyone really wants to see MACHETE KILLS IN SPACE. The first film did fair business, making $44 million worldwide on a $10 million budget, but the second film completely flopped, earning a paltry $15 million worldwide. (Its $3 million opening weekend is still one of the worst all time for a film released in over 2,500 theaters.) It also just wasn't very good. MACHETE is a one-joke proposition, and if you ask me it still only works as a faux trailer.

All that said, Rodriguez can go ahead and make a third MACHETE if he so desires at Troublemaker Studios; I'm sure he'll get plenty of familiar faces to join in and work cheaply. Question is, who else will actually want to attend this party?

Extra Tidbit: Are you down for a third MACHETE?

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