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Fox wins rights to swing Machete

Jan. 25, 2010by: Mike Sampson

I've been hearing some very early things out of Austin and Hollywood that Fox is quite pleased with PREDATORS, the Robert Rodriguez produced reboot/sequel/whatever-you-wanna-call-it. Perhaps then it's that happiness (mixed with some of that extra AVATAR cash lying around) that caused Fox to pony up the cash to win the bidding war for another Rodriguez produced flick, MACHETE. Fox beat out Paramount and Lionsgate for the domestic distribution rights to the movie that stars Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal.

Rodriguez was able to get funding for the film by selling international rights to the film to Sony before production began, allowing him to make the project without studio restrictions. It's unclear when MACHETE might hit theaters but it wrapped filming last fall and presumably could be ready to go as early as late Spring (can you imagine a MACHETE sneak peek in Austin for SXSW?).

Extra Tidbit: Which film are you looking forward to more? PREDATORS or MACHETE?
Source: Variety

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11:36AM on 01/25/2010

MVP

I'm looking forward to MVP. Machete Versus Predators. I know Trejo is in Predators, but I want an entire movie of him chopping up Predators.
I'm looking forward to MVP. Machete Versus Predators. I know Trejo is in Predators, but I want an entire movie of him chopping up Predators.
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4:57PM on 01/25/2010
Make them R rated and I'm sold.

FOX still has some dirty laundry to sort out.
Make them R rated and I'm sold.

FOX still has some dirty laundry to sort out.
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12:22PM on 01/25/2010

meh

nothing rodriguez does blows my hair back.. it should be low budget b movie fun though, but it's not like im going to count down the days till it comes out.. and it's aboot time Seagal, Deniro and Trejo were in a movie together, why did it take so long for this to happen? wtf hollywood? lol
nothing rodriguez does blows my hair back.. it should be low budget b movie fun though, but it's not like im going to count down the days till it comes out.. and it's aboot time Seagal, Deniro and Trejo were in a movie together, why did it take so long for this to happen? wtf hollywood? lol
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11:35AM on 01/25/2010

'MACHETE' VS. 'PEDATOR'

ALTHOUGH I really liked the first 2 'PREDATORS'(YES,EVEN WITH DANNY GLOVER)the moronic 'AVP'flicks kinda killed the series for me.Danny Trejo is 'THE MAN'more often than not,so I'm kinda diggin''MACHETE'right now.
ALTHOUGH I really liked the first 2 'PREDATORS'(YES,EVEN WITH DANNY GLOVER)the moronic 'AVP'flicks kinda killed the series for me.Danny Trejo is 'THE MAN'more often than not,so I'm kinda diggin''MACHETE'right now.
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11:37AM on 01/25/2010
Was writing it at the same time. Someone call Rodriguez and greenlight it.
Was writing it at the same time. Someone call Rodriguez and greenlight it.
9:42AM on 01/25/2010

Predators

And apparently part of Rodriguez's deal with FOX is he'll make more movies with them
And apparently part of Rodriguez's deal with FOX is he'll make more movies with them
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8:34PM on 01/26/2010

I can't decide!

PREDATORS is going to be bad-ass action, but I think MACHETE will be all-around more fun.
PREDATORS is going to be bad-ass action, but I think MACHETE will be all-around more fun.
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4:15AM on 01/26/2010

I'll make more of a decision when I see a trailer for both!

It's cool to see seagal making a come- back. guess we'll all see how good or not this and Predators will be.
It's cool to see seagal making a come- back. guess we'll all see how good or not this and Predators will be.
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4:53PM on 01/25/2010
Machete FTW!
Machete FTW!
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2:54PM on 01/25/2010
I'd happily watch either, and no doubt will when they're released, though I'd be more impressed by a really good Predator movie as it seems so easy to balls up that relatively simple concept. Edgar Wright's Grindhouse trailer for "Don't" still makes me laugh like a maniac though.
I'd happily watch either, and no doubt will when they're released, though I'd be more impressed by a really good Predator movie as it seems so easy to balls up that relatively simple concept. Edgar Wright's Grindhouse trailer for "Don't" still makes me laugh like a maniac though.
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2:20PM on 01/25/2010
Machete, only because after seeing the trailer I prayed to God that someone would come to their senses and give Rodriguez the money to make the full length version.
Machete, only because after seeing the trailer I prayed to God that someone would come to their senses and give Rodriguez the money to make the full length version.
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1:21PM on 01/25/2010
I haven't liked anything with Rodriguez's involvement except Desperado. Every single other thing he's done has been beyond campy.

On another note, I hope Lohan gets slaughtered in the first 3 seconds of the movie, and is never mentioned again.
I haven't liked anything with Rodriguez's involvement except Desperado. Every single other thing he's done has been beyond campy.

On another note, I hope Lohan gets slaughtered in the first 3 seconds of the movie, and is never mentioned again.
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10:38AM on 01/25/2010

Trejo cool

The predator is one of the all time great aliens so I'm hopeful this film is back to form and we can forget about the 2 avps. Danny Trejo is always on form so and looked superb in the fake trailer. The fact that he is in both movies is just all kinds of awesome.
The predator is one of the all time great aliens so I'm hopeful this film is back to form and we can forget about the 2 avps. Danny Trejo is always on form so and looked superb in the fake trailer. The fact that he is in both movies is just all kinds of awesome.
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10:26AM on 01/25/2010

Predators FTW

Both have potential and have interesting casting choices, but I've been waiting for another great Predator movie for too long.
Both have potential and have interesting casting choices, but I've been waiting for another great Predator movie for too long.
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10:12AM on 01/25/2010

Predators!!!

Predators is going to kick so much ass. This movie probably will to, but I love the "Predator" franchise.
Predators is going to kick so much ass. This movie probably will to, but I love the "Predator" franchise.
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10:12AM on 01/25/2010

Machete!

I never got into the whole Aliens and Predators hype, and AVP 2 was the biggest load of shit I had ever seen so my intrest in PREDATR is very slim, MACHETE on the other hand looks and sounds freaking awsome! I can't wait for that one.
I never got into the whole Aliens and Predators hype, and AVP 2 was the biggest load of shit I had ever seen so my intrest in PREDATR is very slim, MACHETE on the other hand looks and sounds freaking awsome! I can't wait for that one.
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9:35AM on 01/25/2010

Predators!

Although MACHETE is nudging very close.
Although MACHETE is nudging very close.
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9:11AM on 01/25/2010

Machete

Never liked the Predator movies all that much.
Never liked the Predator movies all that much.
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