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Could Machete Kills be delayed due to legal issues?

Nov. 21, 2012by: Alex Maidy

While MACHETE KILLS has wrapped production and is slated for a Spring 2013 release, there may be some bumps in the road thanks to some recent legal action from producers, Overnight Productions. Overnight produced the 2010 original and own the rights to the character. In preparing for the sequel, Overnight made a new agreement in April of this year to allow Robert Rodriguez to film MACHETE KILLS.

According to Deadline, Overnight claims that earlier this month they were not provided with Texas tax credit information as required under the agreement with Rodriguez’s company. And then there is the matter of Schwartz’s fee. “Defendants have also failed and refused to provide the required budget information to Overnight Productions so that it can determine the producer fee owed with respect to the sequel”. The plaintiffs estimate that they are owed in excess of $250,000 in this aspect of their legal action. Overnight Productions has been involved in the making of films such as 2008’s The Lucky Ones and 2010′s Darren Aronofsky-directed Black Swan.

More than likely, this will be settled well before the movie hits theaters in 2013. Since we don't even have a firm release date yet, nothing is really affected. But, since Rodriguez has rights issues involved with this, you never know.

MACHETE KILLS stars Danny Trejo, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Michelle Rodriguez, William Sadler, and Sofia Vergara.

Source: Deadline

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4:31PM on 11/21/2012

Respectfully to those who do, but

I still hated the first one. It was boring and a waste of time for all the talent involved. So guess what I think about this one. Just not my thing.
I still hated the first one. It was boring and a waste of time for all the talent involved. So guess what I think about this one. Just not my thing.
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10:25PM on 11/21/2012
love how the first one was such a waste of time for you that you just had to click on an article for the sequel to waste more of your time letting us all know that you don't care about this one. Makes total sense.
love how the first one was such a waste of time for you that you just had to click on an article for the sequel to waste more of your time letting us all know that you don't care about this one. Makes total sense.
11:21AM on 11/23/2012
Respectfully to those who don't, but I still loved the first one. It was awesome and worth all my time for everyone involved. So guess what *I* think about this one. It's so my thing.
Respectfully to those who don't, but I still loved the first one. It was awesome and worth all my time for everyone involved. So guess what *I* think about this one. It's so my thing.
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